April 2011

Detroit Article: Missing Some Important Pieces

by cohousingworks 9 April 2011

As this week we are featuring other noteworthy communities, I want to share this article with you that I found on Detroit, which is a comment-worthy community in many respects.  (Among them, there have been a couple intentional community groups that have been trying to form in the city, EcoVillage Detroit and Detroit Cohousing – […]

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Everyone’s Talking About Pocket Neighborhoods

by cohousingworks 7 April 2011

Well, perhaps not everyone, but in the past few days these articles have been circling madly. This one is written by Jay Walljasper, a fellow at the Project For Public Spaces, an organization that focuses on designing and promoting lively public spaces. Posted By Rebecca

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Lessons for and Lessons From Cohousing: Other Model Communities

by cohousingworks 5 April 2011

Village Homes, Davis CA http://www.villagehomesdavis.org/ Throughout all of history, humans have been trying to create “Utopia”.  And more often than not, a big chunk of their vision of a perfect world involves a whole lot more community than they have experienced. As much as we’d like to think of cohousing as an incredible new (ish) […]

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Model Communities: Pocket Neighborhoods

by cohousingworks 4 April 2011

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 […]

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Christiana Freetown – Model Communities

by cohousingworks 2 April 2011

Recently I’ve come across a few interesting variations on cohousing – other community-based living structures across the world.  It is worth studying these, knowing their successes and failures, in order to learn from them in building our own communities. Here is a link (wikipedia!) to an interesting and LARGE community in Copenhagen. Here is a […]

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Conference Early Registration Deadline Extended

by cohousingworks 1 April 2011

m4s0n501 Conference Early Registration deadline extended to April 7, 2011. We hope to see you at this year’s National Conference (June 15-19 in Washington, DC). Because the program team was overwhelmed by the large number of presenter applications, we were later than expected in making the program schedule available: http://conference.cohousing.org/2011/schedule This delay gave people very […]

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Anatomy 101: Your Website’s Landing Page Dissected!

by cohousingworks 1 April 2011

This FABULOUS graphic is self explanatory.  You can use it to evaluate your website’s “landing page” which is most often — but not always — the Home Page. Oh. There’s some “jargonese” in here but you can easily figure it out. If not … comment and let us know what terms you want clarified. Have […]

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When is your best score a ZERO…?

by cohousingworks 1 April 2011

A … ZERO? When you’re building a “Net Zero Energy” housing community — ZERO is the best score to have!  Net Zero Energy describes a building, home or an entire community that can produce as much onsite power and energy as it consumers over the course of a year. Two affordable Net Zero Energy communities […]

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