Levenstein and colleagues find office proximity promotes research collaboration
"Sharing Space: Proximity Breed Collaboration" - Science Daily. 10/25/2012.
A study by Margaret Levenstein and others of researchers at the U-M found that shared work space -- a building or a floor -- breeds collaboration. In particular, [findings](http://www.sampler.isr.umich.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/NCRCReport.pdf) show that researchers who occupy the same building or same floor are, respectively, 33% and 57% more likely to form new collaborations than their non-co-located counterparts.