A Geografia dos Novos Espaços de Trabalho e o Impacto na Periferia

The aim of the COST Action is threefold. First, it aims to share the first outcomes of some funded international research projects on the phenomenon of new workplaces, such as Coworking Spaces and Maker Spaces, in order to: (i) identify the typologies (Taxonomy) of such emerging workplaces, and (ii) reveal their spatial distribution, and to explain their location patterns. Secondly, through the comparison and dissemination of the first results of these international research activities, the Action aims at identifying, measuring and evaluating the (direct and indirect) effects of these new working spaces (Atlas) in order to understand whether and how they have promoted – with or without the help of public subsidies and planning measures : (a) regional competitiveness, economic performance and resilience; (b) entrepreneurial milieu; (c) knowledge creation within regional innovation system, retaining knowledge workers and the creative class; (d) social inclusion and spatial regeneration of peripheral areas. The third aim is to collect, discuss and develop guidelines for tailored policy and planning measures (Tool Box) to foster the positive effects of new workplaces through the promotion of agreements and cooperation with local, regional and/or national public administrations/stakeholders, as well as to try to mitigate their negative effects on the neighbourhoods (i.e. parking shortages, noise, or increasing land rent).


The COST Action CA18214 ‘The geography of New Working Spaces and the impact on the periphery’ develops around 3 main work packages objectives corresponding to 3 Working Groups: Working Group 01 - Glossary and Taxonomy Working Group 02 - ATLAS Working Group 03 - Tool Box These working groups are constantly supported by dissemination and communication activities: Working Group 04 – Dissemination and Communication Working Group 04 - Dissemination and Communication.


1. Do new working spaces represent a critical urban practice that has developed to cope with the prevalent informality, uncertainty and risks of independent work? 2. May new working spaces enhance the workers’ economic performance and wellbeing ? 3. May new working spaces favor social capital building and encourage return migration of knowledge workers to the periphery? 4. May they provide inclusive spaces to women (i.e. mothers, and minority women) close to home thus, favoring gender equality? 5. Can they maintain the livability and economic viability of peripheries , and foster growth opportunities, thus enhancing a multiplier effect generating new knowledge communities? In addition to supporting public policy, this knowledge can be relevant to regional and urban planners when discussing, for instance, the location of new working functions around cities and urban regions and the degree of multi-functionality of peripheral areas, and when negotiating with the private real estate operators or other actors (e.g. the manager of coworking spaces and makerspaces).

Parceiros Internos
Centro de Investigação Grupo de Investigação Papel no Projeto Data de Início Data de Fim
DINAMIA'CET-Iscte Cidades e Territórios Parceiro 2019-10-01 2023-09-30
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Equipa de Projeto
Nome Afiliação Papel no Projeto Data de Início Data de Fim
Elisabete Tomaz Professora Auxiliar Convidada (DS); Investigadora Integrada (DINAMIA'CET-Iscte); Investigadora 2019-10-01 2023-09-30
Maria Assunção Gato Professora Auxiliar Convidada (DS); Investigadora Integrada (DINAMIA'CET-Iscte); Investigadora 2019-10-01 2023-09-30
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Código/Referência DOI do Financiamento Tipo de Financiamento Programa de Financiamento Valor Financiado (Global) Valor Financiado (Local) Data de Início Data de Fim
NA -- Contrato European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) - COST - Bélgica 480000 0 2019-10-01 2023-09-30
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A Geografia dos Novos Espaços de Trabalho e o Impacto na Periferia