This Week In Coworking: #35, 2020

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This week we share summaries on a new flexspace directory, 15-min cities, exposure response plans, and more.

πŸ—Ί allwork launches FlexSpace directory & service.

The workspace booking sector is heating up, with a new entrant from in partnership with Instant Offices.Β 

FlexSpace by Allwork.Space is an online search platform featuring coworking, serviced offices, meeting space, virtual offices and light industrial space in thousands of locations in the U.S., and in the coming months, worldwide.

πŸ‘‰ See the announcement here.
πŸ‘‰ See the FlexSpace platform here.Β 
πŸ™ˆ Overwhelmed with updating too many platforms?

πŸŽ‰ wins Red Backpack Fund grant.

The fund is backed by Sara Blakely’s foundation who know the ripple effect that empowering women can have to strengthen communities.

πŸ‘‰ Congratulate Mari & the team here.

🚨 Alkaloid shares their Exposure Response plan.

The risk of a member contracting C19 is still at the front, middle and back of community managers’ minds. Katharine shares their space’s Exposure Response guideline in the hope it helps others prepare for the unfortunate, but highly probable, situation of a member testing positive for Covid.

πŸ‘‰ Read more about this here.

🐣 How Coworking + Churches are tackling childcare challenges.

Daryn joined us for a short-form Q&A about their work in Plano, Texas to help tackle childcare challenges for the local community.Β 

πŸ‘‰ Read more about this here.

πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ How to survive virtual schooling.

Whilst not strictly published this week, with school starting this week for many, here’s 5 tips the CoCreate Lexington team shared on how parents can survive virtual schooling.

πŸ‘‰Β Read more about this here.

πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ Coworking as the cornerstone of the 15-min city.

Jacqueline shares how coworking can play a significant part of the increasingly popular 15 minute city concept (ie where everything a household needs is within 15 mins of their home).

πŸ‘‰Β Read more about this here.

🚲 Making your coworking space can more bicycle-friendly.

With many members avoiding public transport like… erm.. the plague… Jamie shares 4 tips on how to embrace cycling as part of your value-prop through maps, swag, parking and campaigns.

πŸ‘‰ Read more about this here.

πŸ“† Coworking events and calls for your calendar.

🌍 Coworking spaces invited to join European Freelancers Week 2020.

The European Coworking Assembly, organizer of EFWeek, will be devoting its First Friday Call in September to coworking spaces in Europe who’d like to organize or coordinate local/online events for the EFWeek 2020.

Coworking Spaces are the infrastructure of the Future of Work, and Freelancers are on the front lines right now changing the world and transforming the way we think about and carry out work in Europe.Β 

πŸ‘‰ Register for next week’s First Friday Call here

πŸ’» The GWA announces their Fall Virtual Conference.

The Global Workspace Alliance announced the dates (17-19 Nov) of their 2020 Fall Virtual Conference.Β 

πŸ‘‰ Read more about this here.

πŸŽ™ Coworking podcasts.

Gareth Jones talks about coworking’s huge brand issue & supporting town centersΒ  🎧 Listen in.

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