About New Work Cities

New Work Cities is a project aimed at taking everything Tony Bacigalupo and his team learned from their experience building New Work City and sharing it with fellow organizers around the world, collecting and sharing the expertise and per­spectives of fellow coworking leaders along the way.

New Work Cities works with organizations that are dedicated to building comm­unities of empowered individuals who are together crafting new and better ways to work.

About Tony

Tony Bacigalupo is a director at Open Coworking, a nonprofit that advocates for coworking worldwide. He is also host of the GCUC Radio podcast.

An avid organizer, Tony has been working on the dev­elopment of coworking communities and support ecosystems for the new work­force since 2007. He was cofounder and Mayor of NYC's first dedicated coworking space, New Work City, from 2008 to 2015.

He's a founding organizer of IndieCon, an unconference for independent workers and serves on the board of the NY Tech Meetup, a 506(c)(6) org­ani­zation in NYC and the world's largest Meetup group, as well as the organizer of the Coworking Community NYC Meetup and co-organizer of the Dynamic Coworking Meetup.

Tony has experience consulting urban-level community development projects, including the Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project in Las Vegas, Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ, the 312 Main project in Vancouver, and the Hive at 55 (now LMHQ) in Lower Manhattan (the first coworking space run by a Business Improvement District).

Tony also has authored one book and co-authored another (No More Sink Full of Mugs: Lighten your workload, increase participation, and build better culture in your coworking space and I'm Outta Here: How coworking is making the office obsolete), and has spoken at various events around the world including SXSW, GCUC, and Maker Faire.

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Pending availability and the requirements of the project, he may call upon his collaborators to join the project! These collaborators include:

  • Amy Segreti, of Live All of You, the Activated Man Program, Twine Magazine, and so much more.
  • Angel Kwiatkowski, of Cohere as well as Cohere Bandwidth in Fort Collins, and author of several coworking eBooks.
  • Ashley Proctor of Foundery, Creative Blueprint, Coworking Toronto, Coworking Ontario, COHIP, GCUC Canada, and more.
  • Craig Baute of Creative Density in Denver.
  • Jacob Sayles of Office Nomads, Open Coworking, the Seattle Collaborative Space Alliance, and the Red Victorian.
  • Oren Salomon of Dallas Fort Work, Open Coworking, the Coworking Map Project, and more.
  • Peter Chislett of New Work City, Open MHealth, and numerous ventures.
  • Susan Dorsch of Office Nomads and Cotivation.