This edited volume presents a compendium of emerging and innovative studies on the proliferation of new working spaces (NeWSps), both formal and informal (such as coworking spaces, maker spaces, fab labs, public libraries, and coffee shops), and their role during and following the COVID-19 pandemic in urban and regional development and planning. This book presents an original, interdisciplinary approach to NeWSps through three features: (i) situating the debate in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has transformed NeWSp business models and the everyday work life of their owners and users; (ii) repositioning and rethinking the debate on NeWSps in the context of socioeconomics and planning and comparing conditions between before and during the COVID-19 pandemic; and (iii) providing new directions for urban and regional development and resilience to the COVID-19 pandemic, considering new ways of working and living. The 17 chapters are co-authored by both leading international scholars who have studied the proliferation of NeWSps in the last decade and young, talented researchers, resulting in a total of 55 co-authors from different disciplines (48 of whom are currently involved in the COST Action CA18214 ‘The Geography of New Working Spaces and Impact on the Periphery’ 2019–2023: www.new-working-spaces.eu). Selected comparative studies among several European countries (Western and Eastern Europe) and from the US and Lebanon are presented. The book contributes to the understanding of multi-disciplinary theoretical and practical implications of NeWSps for our society, economy, and urban/regional planning in conditions following the COVID-19 pandemic. The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

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The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the future of working spaces
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part 1|74 pages

Socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on new working spaces and future development scenarios

chapter 1|14 pages

New working spaces and COVID-19

Analyzing the debate through Twitter
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chapter 2|14 pages

Changes in knowledge strategies under the COVID-19 pandemic

A tale of European coworking spaces
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chapter 4|14 pages

A look into Beirut's coworking scene

Exploring the pre- and post-pandemic conditions
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part 2|68 pages

The role of new working spaces in urban and regional development and the policy and planning debate during the COVID-19 pandemic

chapter 6|12 pages

New working spaces

Policy perspectives before and after the COVID-19 pandemic
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chapter 7|14 pages

New working spaces in rural areas

Designing a research agenda for regional sovereignty in post-pandemic times
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chapter 8|13 pages

Digital nomads and coworking spaces

Reshaped perspectives? The Paris mega city-region after COVID-19
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chapter 9|14 pages

Rural coworking spaces in the COVID-19 era

A window of opportunity?
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part 3|112 pages

New working spaces and the work lives of coworkers and remote workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

chapter 11|12 pages

Virtual coworking and remote working

Lessons and perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic from Estonia and Norway
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chapter 13|12 pages

Coworking spaces and COVID-19

A South Korean perspective
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chapter 15|14 pages

Home, university, and other spaces

Where Finnish and Italian academics did research prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic
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