Research for Development

New Workplaces—Location Patterns, Urban Effects and Development Trajectories

A Worldwide Investigation

Editors: Mariotti, Ilaria, Di Vita, Stefano, Akhavan, Mina (Eds.)

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  • 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
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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.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introducing the Worldwide Phenomenon of Flexible Workplaces

    Pages 1-9

    Akhavan, Mina (et al.)

  • Third Places for Work: A Multidisciplinary Review of the Literature on Coworking Spaces and Maker Spaces

    Pages 13-32

    Akhavan, Mina

  • Exploring New Workplaces with Social Network Analysis

    Pages 33-49

    Manfredini, Fabio (et al.)

  • Coworkers and Coworking Spaces as Urban Transformation Actors. An Italian Perspective

    Pages 53-63

    Mariotti, Ilaria (et al.)

  • (Social) Innovation in Makerspaces: Re-embeddedness of Physical Production?

    Pages 65-80

    d’Ovidio, Marianna

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

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
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-63443-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-63443-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-63442-1
Series ISSN
2198-7300
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 293
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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