CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION – The geography of New Working Spaces and Impact on the Periphery

Co-chairs: Thérèse Bajada, Divya Leducq, Elisabete Tomaz, Mina Di Marino, Christophe Demazière and Bernadine Satariano

Transdisciplinary Workplace Research (TWR 2022) 7-10th of September 2022 in Milan


Dear researchers,

On behalf of the TWR-Transdisciplinary Workplace Research network board, we invite you to submit an abstract of up to a maximum of 300 words for our next TWR conference. TWR2022 will take place from the 7-10th of September 2022 in Milan and is hosted by an interdisciplinary team from Politecnico di Milano. The conference will host a Special Session on "The geography of new working spaces and the impact on the periphery”. This session is linked to the COST Action CA18214 (2019-2023, that reflects the same title of the special session.

The special session aims to collect papers that discuss the direct and indirect effects of new working spaces (NWS). Examples of direct effects include, but are not limited to: impacts on individuals, employee productivity, wellbeing (including boosting businesses and increasing meeting opportunities) and cost savings. Examples of indirect effects could include: impacts on local built environments (including neighbourhoods and social cohesion), urban planning effects and regeneration of places, new mobilities patterns due to remote work and local redevelopment connected to the post-Covid era (Mariotti et al. 2017; Leducq and Ananian, 2019; Mariotti et al., 2021; Leducq and Demazière, 2021).
This special session intends to have insights from various disciplines such as architecture, urban and regional planning, geography, psychology, sociology and management, among others. We welcome original, multi-level, multi- or cross-country, and methodologically diverse contributions that can extend the debate on NWS and their effects, both direct and indirect.
We welcome your abstract submissions for presentation at the TWR 3rd conference.

The abstract deadline is November 15, 2021 and after acceptance, it can be elaborated into a short paper or a poster presentation!

We presume that the conference will be held physically in Milan but are exploring possibilities for a (partial) online participation as well for those who cannot travel. However, the focus will (hopefully) be on the physical conference. We are very much looking forward to receiving your abstracts soon.

For any inquiry, you can send an email to

Further info about the TWR 2022  III TWR Conference - Transdisciplinary Workplace Research - REC - Real Estate Center (

Leaflet of TWR 2022 see link below


Best regards,
The local hosts of the TWR 2022

Chiara Tagliaro, Department of Architecture, Built environment, and Construction Engineering (DABC)
Andrea Ciaramella, Department of Architecture, Built environment, and Construction Engineering (DABC)
Ilaria Mariotti, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DASTU)
Cristina Rossi-Lamastra, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering (DIG)
Alessandra Migliore, Department of Architecture, Built environment, and Construction Engineering (DABC) & Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering (DIG)

Leducq D., Ananian P. (2019) Qu’apporte l’urbanisme à l’étude des espaces de coworking? Revue de littérature et approche renouvelée, Revue d’Économie Régionale et Urbaine, 5, 963-986.

Leducq D., Demazière Ch. (2021) The urban integration of coworking spaces in France. The Case of the Loire Valley Region in Mariotti I., Di Vita S., Akhavan M. (eds.) New Workplaces - Location Patterns, Urban Effects and Development Trajectories. A Worldwide Investigation. Cham: Springer, 131-148.

Mariotti, I., Pacchi, C., & Di Vita, S. (2017). Co-Working Spaces in Milan: Location Patterns and Urban Effects. Journal of Urban Technology, 24, 47-66.

Mariotti I., Akhavan M., Di Matteo D., 2021. The Geography of Coworking Spaces and the Effects on the Urban Context: are pole areas gaining?’, In Mariotti I., Di Vita S., Akhavan M., eds., 72 2021. New workplaces: Location patterns, urban effects and development trajectories. Springer Publisher: Milan, pp. 169-194.




Published 19. October 2021 - 17:19 - Updated 1. November 2021 - 18:01