The cross-disciplinary nature of the space empowers truer comprehensive assessment, and facilitates efficiency,
which promotes high-quality decisive action for improvement.
Additionally, by establishing these communities and sub-communities in open office formats like converted warehouses and loft space the space itself becomes an asset as well as the communities it houses.
They can both beautify our community and generate revenue for the local economy as well as develop a lasting legacy of community collaboration.
Because these communities of collaboration to really stand behind the values of sustainable social responsibility;
The planning and design of the collaborative workspace infrastructure should incorporate best practice for green building, environmental efficiency, and sustainability whenever possible, in site selection, construction, and building maintenance.
By developing anchor institutions that attract and support business development in blighted pockets of our city, we can funnel community investment to change families, businesses, even schools and senior programs.
This positive energy could reverberate into improvements in the industries of construction, tourism, commerce, real estate, even attendance at our local universities!
An infrastructure of collaborative workspaces can become the catalyst for bringing Philadelphia back from the brink of blight and into the forefront of progress, which is the Mission of Fight Philly Blight
With this kind of pioneering community response to complex problems facing an urban landscape,
Philadelphia’s national value as a premier hub for creative communities and other residents would greatly increase.
Collaborative workspaces are just the first step to leaving behind a permanent legacy of both social and financial prosperity for the people of Philadelphia through vibrant regional, economic, and creative communities.
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