Title of Paper

Conceptualizing the Impacts of Short-Term Vacation Rentals (STVRs) Across the Urban Landscape

Presenter Bios (50 Words)

Emily Yeager, Ph.D.

Emily Yeager is an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on sustainable tourism and community development. Her most recent projects have examined the impacts of short-term vacation rentals on urban landscapes.

Bynum Boley, Ph.D.

Bynum Boley is an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia. His research focuses on sustainable tourism with special attention to how the natural and cultural resources of communities can be protected, packaged and marketed to jointly increase sustainability, resident quality of life and a community's competitiveness as a destination."

Cari Goetcheus

Cari Goetcheus is Director of the Cultural Landscape Lab and Associate Professor of Historic Preservation at the University of Georgia (UGA). Goetcheus has nearly 30 years of experience in historical research, heritage planning, cultural landscape conservation, and project management.

Abstract (150 Words)

Conceptualizing the Impacts of Short-Term Vacation Rentals (STVRs)

Across the Urban Landscape

Despite the growing importance of urban centers and their ability to provide the scale, proximity, amenities, and specializations to incubate disruptive innovations such as short-term vacation rentals (STVRs), little tourism research has conceptualized the potential positive and negative impacts STVRs have across the urban landscape. With this gap in mind, this paper conceptualizes and unpacks the potential impacts of STVRs using an interdisciplinary framework that pulls from geographical perspectives on place-making within the tourism-residential landscape and a systems perspective which views destination development as a cycle with an apogee at which STVRs might most affect the trajectory of urban development. These perspectives are joined with a discussion of community resiliency to discuss the positive and negative implications for urban landscapes which are increasingly in the crosshairs of this type of entrepreneurial disruption.

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Conceptualizing the Impacts of Short-Term Vacation Rentals (STVRs) Across the Urban Landscape

Conceptualizing the Impacts of Short-Term Vacation Rentals (STVRs)

Across the Urban Landscape

Despite the growing importance of urban centers and their ability to provide the scale, proximity, amenities, and specializations to incubate disruptive innovations such as short-term vacation rentals (STVRs), little tourism research has conceptualized the potential positive and negative impacts STVRs have across the urban landscape. With this gap in mind, this paper conceptualizes and unpacks the potential impacts of STVRs using an interdisciplinary framework that pulls from geographical perspectives on place-making within the tourism-residential landscape and a systems perspective which views destination development as a cycle with an apogee at which STVRs might most affect the trajectory of urban development. These perspectives are joined with a discussion of community resiliency to discuss the positive and negative implications for urban landscapes which are increasingly in the crosshairs of this type of entrepreneurial disruption.