In the last decade, collaborative spaces became a widely diffused phenomenon. Their diffu-sion responds to the changes in the nature of work - as the digitalization, remote work and the increasing number of freelancers and knowledge workers - and it represents a consequence of the continuous search for creativity and innovation for individuals, companies, and territories. In many cases, collaborative spaces are also the expression of urban regeneration processes, reflecting the decline of the industrial economy towards the economy of knowledge and rela-tionships. This paper proposes an overview of collaborative spaces in Emilia-Romagna, iden-tifying the main characteristics and the role these spaces play for the professionals who work in such spaces. Finally, the study illustrates the impact that Covid-19 generated on collabora-tive spaces in the region and the responses to the pandemic that these spaces are implement-ing.
Keywords: Collaborative Spaces, Remote Working, Innovation, Creativity, Covid-19
Jel Code: O15, R10, M54
Ludovica Leone, Anna Chiara Scapolan, Fabrizio Montanari, Matteo Rinaldini, Damiano Razzoli, Collaborative spaces in emilia-romagna: characteristics and recovery from covid in "ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE " 1/2021, pp. 85-97, DOI:10.3280/ES2021-001007