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|From: Dan Pacheco (pachecoducsu.Colorado.EDU)|
|Date: Tue, 14 Jun 94 13:21 CDT|
Hello, all. I am a reporter on the Denver Post doing a story about just what you're interested in: cohousing! I am interested in looking at the different ways cohousing developments have dealt with certain issues. If you are interested in being a part of this story, please reply to this message and somewhere (preferably in the beginning) of the message include your full name, phone number where I can reach you, and the full name of your CoHousing development. I also need the city and state your community is in. Lastly, please specify whether you are single, married, partnered, etc. Here are my main questions: 1) What method has your community chosen to deal with conflict resolution. Please be specific, and explain any terms. (ex., the consensus method, which is a consensus of 100% of the group to "live with" a decision, or to renegotiate it if there is not 100%)... NOTE: Any anecdotes that illustrate your system would help since this is a story for the features section. 2) Are there any teenagers in your community? How many? Is your community close to the places where they "hang out," and if not, how have you managed to keep families with teens from leaving your community? 3) How common are visitations from outside the cohousing community? 4) What were your reasons for forming community? (Social? Religious? Practical for your work/family life?) 5) How has your community tackled the "diversity" problem, namely, how have you ensured (or failed to ensure) low-income housing? Would you say your community is ethnically diverse? 6) How does your community manage the community work aspect? Is there a required number of hours each member is supposed to work? Is this enforced, or do the ants just let the grasshoppers lay out in the sun? OK, thanks for your time. My deadline is Friday, so the sooner you can respond the better chance there is that I can use this information. I would have "logged on" sooner, but I only discovered this list a day ago on the bulletin board of a common house in LaFayette. Feel free to call me at work if you would like more input. My work number at the Post is (303) 820-1675 Sincerely, Dan Pacheco Denver Post pachecod [at] ucsu.colorado.edu
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