|sustainability||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Judy (BAXTER%EPIVAXvx.cis.umn.edu)|
|Date: Mon, 12 Jul 93 09:00 CDT|
>There seem to me to be two distinct styles of cohousing, urban and rural. The >rural style seems a lot more to me like the commune concept than the urban >groups, who seem more interested in building a small-town type of community >while remaining close to their place of employment and other urban >attractions. The former, I think, are the ones really interested in >sustainable development. I agree, basically, Andre. But I think it is less a question of interest then of feasibility - if you aren't rural, the zoning codes are pretty restrictive, plus the neighborhood concerns, plus the shortage of land, all limit the kinds of practices I associate with sustainable development/self sufficiency - i.e. composting toilets, alternative power sources, raising a large proportion of one's food, etc. Other views? JUdy Judy Baxter, Monterey Cohousing Community, Twin Cities Area, Mpls/St.Paul MN (Mococo) baxter%epivax [at] vx.acs.umn.edu
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