Model Communities: Pocket Neighborhoods

by cohousingworks on April 4, 2011

in Other, Cohousing

As apparently this week or months theme, I’m posting another article on communities that can be a model for (or modeled from) cohousing.  Today, it comes from an article in USA Today, on “Pocket Neighborhoods” in Seattle and around the country.

I want to reiterate the importance of learning about other exemplary communities – lets all learn from each others successes and mistakes – it’s the most efficient way to get good communities into existence!

These Pocket Neighborhoods, comprised of approximately a dozen small (<1,000 sq ft) cottages, are meeting peoples current desires for cozier homes, a more neighborly neighborhood, reduced energy/resource consumption, and less hassle in maintaining the McMansions of yesterday.

Architect Ross Chapin designed the community -as well as coining the term Pocket Neighborhoods and writing the book:  Pocket Neighborhoods, Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World

Check out the full article on these small communities.  My hope is that such movements that encourage regular neighbor interaction will continue to grow, pulling cohousing along with them!


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