Coworking is a Boon to Cities

With many scratching to make a living in a badly damaged economy, coworking is springing up to meet the needs of independent workers.

Philip Langdon writes about the growing trend of coworking:

"Coworking is surely a boon to cities, town centers, and other places where people's paths cross. Many coworking spaces are in urban locations or in centers of communities, in part because independent workers who want contact with others gravitate to those settings. Coworking provides another means of bringing more people into places that can benefit from their presence and imagination.

The movement can fill some of the empty spaces in urban centers and add to their liveliness. In a sense, coworking is a kind of Bootstrap Urbanism, taking Richard Florida's concept of the 'creative class' and applying it to today's difficult economic situation."

Thanks to Robert Steuteville

Full Story: When coworking comes to town

Comments

building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25
Red necktie with map of Boston

For dads and grads: tie one on to celebrate your city!

Choose from over 20 styles imprinted with detailed city or transit maps.
$44.95
Book cover of Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

Featuring thought-provoking commentary and insights from some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field.
$18.95

Stay thirsty, urbanists

These sturdy water bottles are eco-friendly and perfect for urbanists on the go.
$19.00