Ilaria Mariotti

Ilaria Mariotti
Politecnico di Milano | Polimi · Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DASTU)

MSc Regional Sciences, PhD Spatial Sciences

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April 2008 - May 2016
Politecnico di Milano
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Assistant professor of Applied Economics
September 2000 - September 2004
University of Groningen
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
October 2000 - September 2004
University of Groningen
Field of study
  • Spatial sciences, Economic geography
September 1999 - September 2000
University of Reading
Field of study
  • Regional Science

Publications

Publications (127)
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In the era of rising globalization, technological advancements (e.g., ICT), and the aftermath of the 2008 global economic crisis, working is becoming less dependent on distance, time, and space. With the increasing number of freelance and independent workers, more flexible working styles are emerging. The present paper aims to study the effect of c...
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Dall’inizio della pandemia Covid-19, abbiamo assistito alla contrapposizione tra un’Italia dei pieni e una dei vuoti e, non casualmente, si è rivelata l’estrema fragilità della prima e i vantaggi che possono derivare dalla seconda. La necessità di alimentare il ‘distanziamento fisico’ per ridurre al minimo le occasioni di contagio ha sollevato l’es...
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This paper explores electoral consensus regarding local public spending as a way for policymakers, particularly in western democracies, to secure long-term electoral support to govern the sustainability of structural change. Public spending is perceived by local electoral constituencies as immediately affecting people's lives and thus strongly infl...
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Urban catalysts, as a new strategy of urban redevelopments, are trying to rejuvenate the target areas, increase the number of active users and conduct the urban growth to appropriate urban waves. Nowadays, Catalytic anchors focus on the public spaces for the sake of the potential, accessibility, attraction, and the power of changes. So due to the t...
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Recent Italian parliamentary elections have revealed individuals’ growing populist attitudes, expression of widespread political discontent. Place-based policies and national spending programmes might play a role in shaping voters’ behaviour and political consensus. Within this context, we exploit the outset of a novel Italian Strategy, aimed to bo...
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This paper evaluates the impact of high-speed rail on the economic performance of the Milan-Bologna corridor in Northern Italy in terms of gross value added, distinguishing between services and manufacturing. The evidence-based impact assessment is carried out through propensity score matching difference-in-differences, event study, and synthetic c...
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Coworking space is predominantly an urban phenomenon. Nevertheless, in the last few years, peripheral and rural areas are becoming attractive for this typology of new working spaces, but the literature on this topic is scant. The current paper aims to fill this gap by reviewing the studies on this issue and discussing the renewed role of coworking...
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Coworking spaces are “serendipity accelerators” designed to host creative people and entrepreneurs. While recent literature has started exploring the indirect effects of coworking spaces on the local context, little is still known on how coworking spaces may directly affect the coworkers’ economic performance and wellbeing. Using a novel dataset ba...
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The chapter explores the changes in the cultural events’ organization by coworking spaces (CSs) in Italy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides the core business (renting desks), many CSs organize events, such as workshops, cultural, charity, and networking events. By promoting public events in their spaces, CSs make profits, enlarge their network,...
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By drawing on a large representative sample of German firms, we examine patterns and drivers of logistics innovation. We find that firm size, R&D intensity, product innovation, engagement in international markets, and competitive pressure are all positively related to the probability that a firm introduces logistics innovation and to the breadth of...
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This paper discusses the challenges inherent in the valuation of the social benefits of urban regeneration projects. The transformation of cities involves public and private investments, whose returns should include calculation of social benefits. Since traditional financial methodologies do not allow to capture the large and complex set of benefit...
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The Covid-19 pandemic has altered the habits and lifestyle of every citizen worldwide who is experiencing social distancing, mainly in the work environment, increasing the degree of uncertainty, especially in creative and innovative sectors. New trends, such as remote working and teleworking, emerged, marking a shift in the working culture, and pro...
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L'avvento del digitale ha contribuito all'aumento di alternative ai luoghi di lavoro tradizionali, quali ad esempio gli spazi di coworking, dove lavoratori autonomi e dipendenti, e piccole im-prese possono avvantaggiarsi di interazione sociale e professionale al fine di ridurre i rischi di isolamento (in particolare nel caso di lavoro a domicilio)...
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The geographical patterns of the Italian electoral discontent have been strengthened by the European elections of 2019. The growing populist sentiments have been fuelled by the political programs focusing on national-popular issues, which have pushed the escalation of the right-wing sovereign/nationalist political parties. While the literature has...
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This paper critically discusses the relationship between new workspaces, such as Coworking Spaces (CSs), professionals using such spaces, and the related work patterns, looking at the Italian context in particular. There appears to be a mismatch between the educational level of such workers, their expertise and expected professional status on the o...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way of working, the habits and lifestyle of every citizen worldwide and will have effects in the medium-long run. All sectors of the economy had to respect «social distancing» in order to minimise the chances of transmission of the virus, although with different degrees. Specifically, most of the service worker...
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The concluding chapter outlines the main findings of the book concerning the analysis and discussion of new workplaces, specifically, CSs and MSs, in different geographical contexts, by: (i) providing definitions, exploring their typologies, users, and location factors; (ii) investigating the effects on the local context; (iii) exploring urban plan...
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Over the past fifteen years, the rise and diffusion of coworking spaces worldwide has accompanied the labour market, as well as urban transformations. In the evolution, organization and work environment of coworking spaces, we are able to see, therefore, the connection between the two realms; the evolution and changes in contemporary jobs on the on...
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Coworking space is an urban phenomenon, but it is interesting to explore their potential diffusion in non-core areas because of the positive direct and indirect effects that it can produce (direct effects on the coworkers and indirect effects on the urban environment and planning). This chapter aims to fill the gap in the literature on the effects...
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This introduction chapter briefly discusses the main focus of the book on the phenomenon of new workplaces (also known as “third places,” “flexible spaces,” and “collaborative spaces”), with a focus on coworking spaces and maker spaces, which is defined as permanent or temporary spaces for working. At the same time, they enable collaboration, mutua...
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Objectives: The paper aims to explore and unpack the complexity of coworking's users and supply (i.e. coworking spaces), based on the recent trends caused by Covid-19. It is discussed whether and how coworking's environment increases its diversification in terms of users and the spatial and policy implications linked to this shift. Methodology: The...
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With a rising globalization of the economy and society, the digital transformation, and the economic downturn started in 2008, working is becoming less dependent on distance, location, and time. These are some of the reasons that have fostered the development and diffusion of new working spaces like coworking spaces. The paper aims at exploring the...
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The issue of developing environments responsive to the ambitions and needs of older people has become a major concern for social and public policy. According to the activity theory, psychological well-being in old age is based upon the level of activity and social contacts which are kept (Havighurst, 1968). Several researchers (e.g., Mollenkopf, 19...
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During the last two decades, the labour market of the advanced economies has changed, with the increased use of short-term contracts and higher flexibility in terms of working spaces and work organization. Due to ongoing processes of the globalization and the Industry 4.0 Revolution, distance, location, and time are often no longer considered neces...
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Since the mid-2000s, the rising phenomenon of coworking spaces (CSs) has provided a flexible and mainly affordable solution for freelancers, entrepreneurs, small firms and start-ups, which may had experienced the issues of isolation when working from home, to work in a shared workplace, interact, socialize and share knowledge. This article explores...
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The explanatory factors of firms’ location have been largely studied by the location theory, and by the large amount of empirical studies on the revealed locational preferences of entrepreneurs. On the contrary, the literature studying how entrepreneurs perceive places, that is to say, their mental maps, is quite limited. Actually, only one interna...
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The present paper aims at exploring the location behaviour of manufacturing firms, according to their ownership: domestic firms (henceforth DOMs) and inward foreign direct investments (henceforth IFDIs). This issue is empirically addressed by using data on manufacturing IFDIs and on DOMs in Veneto (north-east Italy) from the Reprint, AIDA and ISTAT...
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The Globalization and World City Research Network classifies global cities according to their connectivity through advanced producer service activities. Recent studies have suggested there is scope to develop a new classification of cities based on advanced logistics services. Within this framework, the aim of this paper is twofold: (i) to develop...
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This article investigates how the ownership of firms (affiliates of foreign multinational firms, or uni-national firms) affects their internal workforce composition. We consider this issue empirically by adopting a novel database on the workforce composition of companies operating in the manufacturing industry in north-east Italy. The workforce com...
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The late 2000s witnessed a wide diffusion of innovative workplaces, named coworking spaces, designed to host creative people and entrepreneurs: the coworkers. Sharing the same space may provide a collaborative community to those kinds of workers who otherwise would not enjoy the relational component associated with a traditional corporate office. C...
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Using detailed geo-referenced data we analyse the effects of highway development on firm level performance in the Spanish logistics sector. To address potential endogeneity issues we carry out panel data analysis together with instrumental variable estimation. Results show that highways have significant implications for logistics' firm performance,...
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Technological changes, globalisation and the increasing heterogeneity of firms populating Italian industrial districts (IDs) have deeply affected the fabric of these IDs. This chapter sheds light on the contribution of inward foreign direct investments (FDIs) to the host country’s skilled workforce, which is one of the most critical factors in IDs’...
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The convergence between the concept of sustainable development and the theoretical framework of cultural-heritage preservation underlines some key issues: the tangible and intangible nature of benefits associated with cultural capital; intergenerational equity meant as the fair distribution of wealth, utility and resources among generations, in add...
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The organization of modern economies is built upon an efficient transport system and an increasing role is played by the logistics sector in overcoming the constraints of time and distance in modern supply chains. While a large body of literature is dedicated to the spatial distribution of firms and firm location choice in general, surprisingly lit...
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Gli spazi di coworking si sono sviluppati in un’epoca caratterizzata da: i) la globalizzazione dell’economia e della società e il graduale collasso del paradigma dell’occupazione stabile; ii) la rivoluzione della tecnologia dell’informazione e della comunicazione, iii) la nuova rivoluzione industriale e il movimento dei makers, iv) la recessione ec...
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The aim of this paper is to assess the collective benefits for the metropolitan city of Milan arising from the project to restore the Navigli, the ancient urban canals flowing underground for a large part. In this paper two of the most important impacts of this urban transformation, mostly of intangible nature, are considered. On the one hand, the...
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Car sharing systems have generated increasing interest among drivers and city administrations. The recent European and Italian experiences clearly show that the conditions for the commercial exploitation of this service exist. Aside from traditional car sharing, a possible evolution could be the peer-to-peer car sharing, whose demand and supply hav...
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L’area interclusa della Goccia, è un luogo strategicamente e morfologicamente complesso, segnato da processi di dismissione e abbandono industriale ma anche dai nuovi edifici del Politecnico. L’area compresa tra le stazioni di Bovisa e Villapizzone pone interrogativi legati alla misura e all’impianto che dovrebbe segnare questa nuova porzione di ci...
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The present paper investigates the location patterns and the effects coworking spaces generate on the urban context, issues that have been neglected by the existing literature. The focus is on Milan, the core of the Italian knowledge-based, creative, digital, and sharing economy, and the city hosting the largest number of coworking spaces in Italy....
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The Southern surroundings of the metropolitan city of Milan up to the province of Lodi (in Lombardy region, in the North West of Italy), represent a very interesting area hosting religious sites (cloisters and abbeys), historic and naturalistic heritage. Actually, it is only connected by roads for motorized mobility, while pedestrian paths and cycl...
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Over the last few years there has been a growing demand for more liveable cities, and the notion of “urban smartness” is thus attracting the attention of both policy-makers and academicians. Among many different definitions, the “Smart City” by Giffinger et al. (2007), a functional model with six drivers of urban smartness (economy, environment, go...
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The paper focuses on the methodology for assessing Sustainable Mobility (SM) at the neighbourhood scale. For this purpose, two different ex-ante evaluation approaches are considered: Multicriteria Analysis (MCA) and Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA). If the MCA is an acknowledged technique for the assessment of sustainability at neighbourhood level, CBA...
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Research spin-offs (RSOs) are recognised as an important opportunity for universities, and for enhancing entrepreneurship and growth. Several empirical investigations have been published in this field, and the debate on the relationship between RSOs and science parks/incubators is still open. This paper aims at contributing to this debate through...
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One of the core questions regarding MNEs is where their different operations take place. Nevertheless, the locations of MNEs has so far been largely neglected, and even more so the locations of transport and logistics MNEs. The present chapter presents a review of the studies investigating the location determinants of inward transport and logistics...
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The internationalization of production, in all its forms, exhibits direct and indirect effects on the transport and logistics operations at the level of the home country: that is, from where the manufacturing investment departs. The present chapter disentangles these effects, and presents the results of the few studies on this topic. It results tha...
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MNEs operations abroad—by means of green field or brown field investments—can take the form of horizontal (H), vertical (V) and conglomerate (C) integrations (Is). These are driven by several motives that can vary from increasing market power to high capital returns. After a review of the literature on this topic, the present chapter focuses on int...
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Foreign multinational enterprises (FMNEs) perform better than domestic uni-national (DOM) firms for a number of performance indicators and international firms tend to be larger, more likely to adopt new technologies, achieve higher productivity, and pay higher wages than domestic firms. Studies on firm heterogeneity by ownership mainly refer to the...
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This concluding chapter briefly reviews the arguments previously presented, and draws policy implications with specific regard to the effects of inward transport and logistics FDIs on the host country. Moreover, further research is advocated with the twofold purpose of fostering more research in regional science on the issues concerning transport a...
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The globalization of the economy, together with the consumer-oriented economy, Internet-based information systems, the substantial reductions in trade barriers, tariffs and transportation costs, and the European Traffic Policy, have increased the amount of goods flows to be moved around the globe. This has generated growing demand for transport and...
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Smart cities have been recently recognized as the most pleasing and attractive places to live in; due to this, both scholars and policy-makers pay close attention to this topic. Specifically, urban “smartness” has been identified by plenty of characteristics that can be grouped into six dimensions (Giffinger et al. 2007): smart Economy (competitive...
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Purpose ‐ The purpose of this paper is to focus on the science park (SP) "physical" location and the innovation cluster (IC) "virtual" location, and aims at investigating: the motivations driving firms to settle in these two agglomerations; the main problems firms, belonging to the two structures, face in their growth process; similarities and diff...
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Background and aim The paper focuses on the methodology for assessing Sustainable Mobility (SM) at the neighbourhood scale, and pays attention to two different ex-ante evaluation approaches: the Multicriteria Analysis (MCA) and the Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA). If MCA is an acknowledged technique for the assessment of sustainability at neighbourhood...
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The present paper deals with the impact of manufacturing internationalisation, in the forms of international trade, cooperation agreements - measured by inward and outward processing trade (IPT and OPT, respectively) - and FDI, on the transport industry employment. Descriptive statistics and econometric analysis are carried out at the ‘regional-ind...
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Background and aim The paper focuses on the methodology for assessing Sustainable Mobility (SM) at the neighbourhood scale, and pays attention to two different ex-ante evaluation approaches: the Multicriteria Analysis (MCA) and the Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA). If MCA is an acknowledged technique for the assessment of sustainability at neighbourhood...