City Regulation

Regulating Digital Mapping Technology

Scholars propose mechanisms for regulating augmented reality technology.

Can Limits on Airbnb Help Lower Long-term Rent?

Scholar argues that Santa Monica’s regulation of Airbnb listings has not reduced long-term rental prices.

Who Holds the Keys to Rental Housing Data?

New York City ordinance that would regulate online home-sharing platforms hits a red light in federal court.

Smart Algorithmic Change Requires a Collaborative Political Process

A groundbreaking algorithm designed to optimize school start times meets fierce community resistance.

The Rise of Electric Scooter Regulations

U.S. cities grapple with the regulatory challenges posed by electric scooter sharing programs.

Regulation and the Cashless Movement

Proposed D.C. legislation highlights debate over businesses that refuse cash payments.

Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Check on Excessive Historic Preservation

Local governments should conduct a formal analysis before designating private property as historic.

Philadelphia’s Fight Over Pay History

City ordinance prohibiting employers from asking about past salaries remains in limbo in federal court.

Home Sharing Could Face New Regulation in Seattle

Proposed regulations would limit number of short-term rental properties and add license requirements.

Regulating Short-term Rentals

New York begins crackdown on the short-term home-sharing market.

When Cities Regulate

New Philadelphia policies demonstrate the challenges of local regulation.

Philadelphia Cracks Down on Uber

Philadelphia’s parking authority takes action to rein in Uber’s alleged violations of the city’s regulations.