Short-term rentals focus of University of New Orleans panel discussion

Posted on: November 16 2015 | Posted in: Latest News

By NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The Urban Conservancy will bring together a representative from Airbnb and  planning experts to discuss the future of short term rentals during a public forum at the University of New Orleans.

Moderator Marla Nelson, UNO's Freeport Professor in Urban and Pubic Affairs and an associate professor of planning and urban studies who serves on the Urban Conservancy board, said the goal is to help local residents learn more about short-term rentals, including how other cities are addressing it and what an enforceable regulatory framework for New Orleans might look like.

Panelists include researcher and planner Jeffrey Goodman; Airbnb lobbyist and spokesman Jim Nickel of Courson Nickel LLC: UNO master's in urban and regional planning candidate Katy Sullivan; and city planner Phillip Supino of Durango, Colo.

The event is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m Tuesday (Nov 17) at UNO's Kirschman Hall, Room 129. Parking is available in the lot next to the building. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, email the Urban Conservancy or call 504-617-6618.