How do coworking spaces coagglomerate with service industries? The tale of three European cities
Méndez-Ortega, Carles, Micek, G. and Malochleb, K. (2022): "How do coworking spaces coagglomerate with service industries? The tale of three European cities", Cities
The paper "How do coworking spaces coagglomerate with service industries? The tale of three European cities" examines the location and agglomeration patterns of coworking spaces (CSs) in Barcelona, Warsaw, and Utrecht. Using K-density functions and density maps, the authors identify how CSs coagglomerate with service sectors and concentrate in core areas of each city. The paper confirms that CSs coagglomerate with Knowledge Intensive Services (KIS) and symbolic knowledge base firms, and that market and high tech KIS with CSs build an urban entrepreneurial ecosystem. The authors also found that CSs agglomerate differently in cities with different levels of urban hierarchy and reveal different CSs location strategies. The paper highlights the importance of policymakers considering the location and agglomeration patterns of CSs to attract them appropriately. Overall, the study provides insights into the spatial dynamics of CSs and their relationship with service industries in different cities, which could be valuable for urban planners, policymakers, and entrepreneurs.