Share economies are trending in the Kansas City marketplace. These are networks that give people access to goods and services without ownership. Airbnb, for example, is a service in which travelers can rent a living space from a complete stranger for a short time.
On Tuesday's Central Standard, we explore how one particular peer-to-peer service, Lyft, has created a stir in Kansas City. We visit with a midtown man to find out why he "rents" out rooms on Airbnb. And, we take a look at this trend from both anthropological and business perspectives.
- Austin Alonzo, reporter for the Kansas City Business Journal
- Bob McCollom, rents Ensuite Rooms in his home using Airbnb
- Arun Sundararjan, professor and NEC Faculty Fellow in the Stern School of Business at New York University
- Taylor Nelms, PhD candidate in the department of anthropology at the University of California, Irvine