Coworking Spaces and New Social Relations: A Focus on the Social Streets in Italy
- an original georeferenced database on all CSs in Italy, with detailed information concerning the office spaces, provided services, etc.
- an on-line questionnaire to coworkers, with 236 responses.
2. Literature Review
2.1. New Forms of Workplace: The Rise of Coworking Spaces
2.2. From A Facebook Group to a Neighbourhood Community: The Phenomenon of Social Streets
3. Empirical Insights
3.1. Exploring Coworking Spaces in Italy
- the high density of business activities, which is a proxy for urbanization and localization economies, as well as market size;
- the proximity to universities and research centres, which is a proxy for the availability of skilled labour force and business opportunities;
- the presence of a good local public transport network, which is a proxy for the level of accessibility.
3.2. The Growing Number of Social Streets in Italy
3.3. The Effects of CSs on the Local Context and Collaboration with SoSts
3.4. The Case of “Lambrate-Milano-Social Street”
Conflicts of Interest
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Akhavan, M.; Mariotti, I.; Astolfi, L.; Canevari, A. Coworking Spaces and New Social Relations: A Focus on the Social Streets in Italy. Urban Sci. 2019, 3, 2. https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci3010002
Akhavan M, Mariotti I, Astolfi L, Canevari A. Coworking Spaces and New Social Relations: A Focus on the Social Streets in Italy. Urban Science. 2019; 3(1):2. https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci3010002Chicago/Turabian Style
Akhavan, Mina, Ilaria Mariotti, Lisa Astolfi, and Annapaola Canevari. 2019. "Coworking Spaces and New Social Relations: A Focus on the Social Streets in Italy" Urban Science 3, no. 1: 2. https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci3010002