January 03, 2017 – ‘Taxis versus Uber’: Planning vs. Markets, or Markets as Planning?

Date: January 03, 2017

Presenter: Dr. Jason Jackson (MIT-DUSP)


This presentation will address the global rise of the platform-based ‘sharing’ economy and the emergence of transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Didi, GrabTaxi, Lyft, Ola and Uber. It will offer a conceptual framework though which to analyze the implications of these platform firms for the radical transformation of urban transportation markets and attendant challenges and opportunities for urban planning.


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