The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association will be hosting the upcoming webcast Airbnb & Zoning: A Planner & Lawyer’s Guide to Short-Term Rentals on Monday, June 6, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT. Registration for individuals is $20 for PLD members and $45 for nonmembers. Registration for two or more people at one computer is $140.  RLUIPA Defense’s own Dwight Merriam, FAICP, will be participating in the program.

A description of the program:

Airbnb is a name you’re likely familiar with. It’s a local official’s nightmare and a short-on-rent-tenant’s dream. Zoning enforcement officers and building inspectors are issuing violations, hotel industry lobbyists are crying foul play, and New York City has outlawed it altogether. In this webinar, Dwight Merriam, Robinson & Cole, Troy Flanagan, AHLA, George Proakis, City of Somerville, and Ulrik Binzer, Host Compliance, will provide insight into the legal and economic issues surrounding the “sharing economy” titan. Specifically, attendees will learn about the common pitfalls that local governments run into when trying to regulate short-term rentals, the best practices for incorporating local housing and community development objectives into short-term rental regulation, the challenges associated with monitoring compliance with, and enforcing, short-term rental regulations, and the best ways to overcome the compliance and enforcement challenges.

You can register for and learn more about the program here.

CM (1.5) and CLE (1.5) credit will be offered.