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New Workplaces—Location Patterns, Urban Effects and Development Trajectories

A Worldwide Investigation

  • Shares the first outcomes of international and multidisciplinary research projects on innovative workplaces

  • Introduces an original investigative methodology

  • Presents multiple informative case studies

  • Discusses policy and planning tools to address challenges

Part of the book series: Research for Development (REDE)

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Introducing the Worldwide Phenomenon of Flexible Workplaces

    • Mina Akhavan, Stefano Di Vita, Ilaria Mariotti
    Pages 1-9
  3. Phenomena

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. Exploring New Workplaces with Social Network Analysis

      • Fabio Manfredini, Stefano Saloriani
      Pages 33-49
  4. Actors

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 51-51
  5. Agenda

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 251-251
    2. The Metamorphosis of Production. Which Issues for Policy and Planning?

      • Simonetta Armondi, Stefano Di Vita
      Pages 253-275
    3. The Effects of Covid-19 on Coworking Spaces: Patterns and Future Trends

      • Irene Manzini Ceinar, Ilaria Mariotti
      Pages 277-297

About this book

This book explores the innovative workplaces, namely coworking spaces and makerspaces, that are emerging as a consequence of digital innovations and the related development of the knowledge economy and society in the wake of deindustrialization. Drawing on international and multidisciplinary research projects, fresh insights are provided into current trends, research methodologies, actors, location patterns and effects, and urban and regional policies and planning. The aim is to cast light on all aspects of these new working and making spaces, highlighting their innovative geographies and the complexities of their nexus with urban and regional change processes from both the theoretical and the empirical point of view. The book includes multiple illuminating case studies from the advanced economies of North America and Europe, carefully selected for their relevance to the topic under analysis. This book is designed for an international audience comprising not only academicians but also policymakers, representatives of civil and entrepreneurial associations, and business operators.

Keywords

  • digital technologies
  • knowledge economy
  • coworking spaces
  • makerspaces
  • innovative workplaces
  • geographies of innovation
  • urban regeneration
  • regional regeneration
  • urban policy and planning
  • regional policy and planning
  • landscape/regional and urban planning
  • urban geography and urbanism

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

    Ilaria Mariotti, Stefano Di Vita, Mina Akhavan

About the editors

Ilaria Mariotti is an Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Economics in the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano (Italy). She holds an M.Sc. in Regional Science and Ph.D.s in Spatial Sciences Transportation Economics. Her research interests include new working spaces and their effects on entrepreneurs’ performance and the economic and urban context; firm location, industrial districts, and clusters; and the impact of multinational firms on the home and host economies. She has been the coordinator of a number of research projects and has published widely. 
 
Stefano Di Vita is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano, with teaching and research responsibilities. He holds an M.Sc. in Architecture and a Ph.D. in Urban, Regional, and Environmental Planning. From 2005 to 2010, he was a project collaborator with SITA srl, Brescia, with responsibilities for urban and regional planning and design. He is the author or editor of seven books, including the Springer book “From Smart City to Smart Region: Digital services for an internet of places” (2016), as well as many book chapters and journal articles.
 
Mina Akhavan is an Adjunct Professor and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano, where she is working on the project “MOBILAGE. Mobility and Aging: Daily Life and Welfare Supportive Networks at the Neighborhood Level”. She holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy Design and a Ph.D. in Spatial Planning and Urban Development. She has previously collaborated in various research groups (LaBELT, FARB, etc.), and her research interests include the sharing economy and new workspaces, urban policy mobilities and transnational studies, and mobility studies.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: New Workplaces—Location Patterns, Urban Effects and Development Trajectories

  • Book Subtitle: A Worldwide Investigation

  • Editors: Ilaria Mariotti, Stefano Di Vita, Mina Akhavan

  • Series Title: Research for Development

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-63443-8

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-63442-1

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-63445-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-63443-8

  • Series ISSN: 2198-7300

  • Series E-ISSN: 2198-7319

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 304

  • Number of Illustrations: 14 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Economic Geography, Human Geography, Urban Sociology, Regional and Spatial Economics

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-63443-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)