Category Archives: Economic Impact

Co-working and the cafe: an animation

Back in March I wrote a blog post highlighting some of my key points from a presentation around co-working and the café. Recently I came across a platform, PowToon, which allows you to create animations from presentations. So I thought … Continue reading

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Battling the coffee cup mountain: new government inquiry

Back in July last year I wrote a short article for the Conversation on the issue of coffee cup waste after Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall launched his ‘War on Waste’ focusing on coffee cups. I have since revisited this issue to consider … Continue reading

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Co-working and the cafe

This blog post is based on a talk I prepared for a workshop at CAMEo, the Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies at the University of Leicester on co-working dynamics in the city. “It was a pleasant cafe, warm … Continue reading

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Drawing people to the city: coffee festivals

While my current research project explores the impact of cafes on different urban communities, I’m also interested in other activities related to the café industry, and the impact these have on different cities. There are a growing number of coffee … Continue reading

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Cafe Pokénomics: riding the Pokémon Go wave?

Whether you’re a fan or not of the recent craze that has been spreading across the world over the last few weeks, PokémonGo has captured the attention of millions of people. The location-based augmented reality game from Niantic involves using your phone … Continue reading

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How to Save our town centres – exploring change and future possibilities

“Coffee is probably the ostensible reason for someone to be seated at a sidewalk café, but it is also an excuse to watch city life go by,… in almost all cases staying times are considerably longer than the time it … Continue reading

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The Conversation: How the third wave of coffee shops is transforming high streets

Recently I had an article published about an aspect of this research project on The Conversation, a news and current affairs websites with articles written by academics and other experts in their fields. The article highlights not only the growth … Continue reading

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Insights from ‘The Flat White Economy’

“The “flat white economy” – named after the coffee popular with young workers – of media, internet and creative businesses, will push London’s cumulative growth rate over the next five years to 15.4pc, more than any other UK region, according … Continue reading

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Cafés and the British High Street

A recent report produced by Prof Neil Wrigley and Dr Dionysia Lambiri, ‘British High Streets to recovery? A comprehensive review of the evidence’ as part of an Economic and Social Research Council Project (commissioned by the Government’s advisory group the … Continue reading

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