|intentional communities||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Till Houtermans (tillhoutocf.Berkeley.EDU)|
|Date: Wed, 13 Jul 94 18:52 CDT|
I just read an article in the magazine "Communities" about the dicotomy of cohousing vs. intentional communities. Inorder to dissassociate the new concept of "cohousing" from the bad hipe that "intentional communities" have gotten from the mainstream press (i.e. communes) and inorder to establish the idea of cohousing as a "valid" form of housing, the term cohousing needed to have a definition of its own. The author says however that for all practical purposes cohousing is"intentional" and that it is a "community." The fact that the term "cohousing" was origianlly trademarked was also a result of establishing cohousing in its own niche. In short the difference in terms is more of a political difference than any type of defining characteristic. Till tillhout [at] ocf.berkeley.edu
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