Nowcasting Gentrification Using Airbnb Data

@article{Jain2021NowcastingGU,
  title={Nowcasting Gentrification Using Airbnb Data},
  author={Shomik Jain and Davide Proserpio and Giovanni Quattrone and Daniele Quercia},
  journal={Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction},
  year={2021},
  volume={5},
  pages={1 - 21}
}
There is a rumbling debate over the impact of gentrification: presumed gentrifiers have been the target of protests and attacks in some cities, while they have been welcome as generators of new jobs and taxes in others. Census data fails to measure neighborhood change in real-time since it is usually updated every ten years. This work shows that Airbnb data can be used to quantify and track neighborhood changes. Specifically, we consider both structured data (e.g., number of listings, number of… 

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