Tony Bacigalupo is one of the trio of authors of "I'm Outta Here! How coworking is making the office obsolete", which is about how the growth of independent workers is changing the workplace. Here he is interviewed about CoWorking - wow, is this workplace concept on the rise or what?
I think the interviewer is seeing CoWorking as something that is falling out from the recession, which I don't think is true at all. The recession may be adding some workers to the CoWorking population, but the majority of the newly unemployed are not necessarily landing in independent worker status, nor are they necessarily in the type of work that can be taken into CoWorking.
And here is the Jelly Tony mentions as coming up at the WTC Winter Garden:
From Tony's Twitter stream