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An Exclusive Look At Airbnb's First Foray Into Urban Planning

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Not sure a small village in Japan counts as "urban" planning... and hey why are people supposed to sleep in the community center instead of at the hosts' home?... but I guess those contradictions make this project more special!

More interestingly, if Airbnb is getting into urban planning, that implies they want cities to design themselves for more rentals. 

Which implies they'd like to work with city planners, not just declare themselves above the laws. 

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