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Airbnb rent increase research
USC researchers found that areas with an increase in Airbnb listings also had a small increase in rental rates and housing prices. The impact may be worse in cities like Los Angeles with a high demand for housing and limited rental availabilities. (Photo/Ryan Kim, Airbnb)

How much does Airbnb really affect rents and housing prices?

Research indicates that Airbnb is increasing rent and housing prices in certain areas, including Los Angeles. USC professors weigh in on how cities — and the company itself — can set rules that will benefit local communities.

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Coliseum dedication
USC and community leaders cutting the ribbon are, from left, USC football coach Clay Helton, Lt. Cmdr. Mark Simpkins of the U.S. Navy Reserve, City Councilman Curren Price, County Supervisor Janice Hahn, USC President Carol L. Folt, Mayor Eric Garcetti, USC athletic director Lynn Swann and United Airlines’ Mark Krolick and Janet Lamkin. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

USC, L.A. leaders reintroduce the renovated Coliseum

The completed $315 million project — funded via private donations, including United Airlines’ naming gift — prepares the stadium for its next 100 years.