Julian Agyeman and I have an article about the confrontation between MonkeyApp and the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office over the legality of auctioning off public parking spaces. We don’t chime in on the legality of the app. Rather, we propose that the controversy should be sharpening our focus around other key questions about the role of technology in our lives and the nature of the so-called “sharing economy,” the strength and promise of which lies in its ability to use technology to build community.
The article is titled No, That Parking Spot Does Not Belong to You. It’s published at Zócalo Public Square “a not-for-profit Ideas Exchange that blends live events and humanities journalism.” Zócalo publishes “original daily journalism…syndicate[d] to 150 media outlets nationwide.”