European Narratives on Remote Working and Coworking During the COVID-19 Pandemic
A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Mina Akhavan, Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft), The Netherlands
Marco Hölzel, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 
Divya Leducq, University of Lille, France
Springer-Verlag GmbH; 1st ed. 2023 edition (3 May 2023)

About this book
This open access book offers a multidisciplinary and comprehensive perspective regarding the immediate and long-term effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on coworking spaces in the European Region. The current pandemic has imposed several effects on work and spaces for work. Some are immediate effects and will last for a short time (such as the closing down of the space), some will last longer (namely, the reorganisation of the space to meet the physical distancing), and some will stay for a long time (remote working and hybrid working). Although the literature on coworking spaces and the effects of the pandemic is growing fast, empirical studies are yet limited. Within this context, this book seeks a twofold aim: (i) to contribute to the fast-growing literature on coworking space and their effects at different scales; (ii) to present a multidisciplinary perspective about the effects of the yet-lasting Corona-pandemic effects on the patterns of remote working and consequently on coworking spaces, as the most diffused form of new working spaces.

Publication date: 3 May 2023  |   ISBN: 978-3-031-26017-9

The Editors

Mina Akhavan is currently a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. Her current project is (Re)Connecting Maritime Ecosystems: Geospatial Mapping of the ‘Spaces of Flows’ in Port-City Regions (RePortFlows) (2022-2014).
She previously worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher and Adjunct Professor at Politecnico di Milano, where she graduated with a PhD in Spatial Planning and Urban Development (2015). Her research interests include spatial planning, port-city development, maritime port infrastructures, logistics networks, transnational urbanism, sharing economy, new emerging workplaces, gender issues, mobility, and ageing.
She has published in several peer-reviewed journals and authored and co-edited several books. She is the author of Port Infrastructure Developments and Port-City Interface Dynamics (Springer, 2020); and co-editor of New Workplaces – Location Patterns, Urban Effects, and Development Trajectories (Springer, 2020) and European Narratives on Remote Working and Coworking During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Springer, 2023).

Marco Hölzel is a Chair of Landmanagement, Department of Aerospace and Geodesy, School of Engineering and Design Technical University of Munich (TUM) Munich, Germany. His teaching areas are: Municipal and rural infrastructure, Conflict management in rural development & Municipal and rural development I + II.

Divya Leducq is a lecturer in University of Lille, France. Holder of a doctorate in economic geography and spatial planning, she is interested in the international circulation of models of sustainable territorial development. She coordinates with Priscilla Ananian the Franco-Quebec research programs on coworking spaces and the city funded under the calls for scientific cooperation projects CFQCU Samuel de Champlain and MSH Val de Loire. In addition, Mrs. Leducq sits as a university expert on the Regional Commission for Eco-neighbourhood labeling of the Center Val de Loire Region and is a member of the College of Qualified Persons of the Tours Métropole Development Council.

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