Workshop City is a Cass Research Seminar which explores the question of workspaces, large and small, in London. Are we heading for a disastrous shortage? What will happen to London's entrepreneurialism and local economies if workspace shortage gets desperate? With presentations from Cass Cities' Mark Brearley (Professor of Urbanism at The Cass and former head of Design for London) and others, the seminar promises to be thought provoking. A call to action to help avoid a second accommodation crisis in London.
Dr Myfanwy Taylor is an urban and economic geographer focused on re-thinking economy, urban economies and urban politics, and collaborative and activist research. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow working on the community value of markets at the University of Leeds. Prior to this, Myfanwy's PhD research at University College London explored the mobilisation of small businesses in response to the increasing pressure on low-cost workspace in London. Her talk will develop this theme by analysing London's workspace struggles as urban social movements
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