Re: Making Good Designs
From: Harry Pasternak (
Date: Wed, 10 May 95 07:54 CDT
There are two separate issues here, at least:
A. * If you believe that you don't need a broker to invest wisely in the
mutual funds.
    * If you believe that you don't need a mechanic to service your car. 
    * If you believe that you can create your own neighborhood/communiy.
    * Then why wouldn't you  design your own neighborhood/community without
an   architect?

B. If you are going to use an architect:
    * Would you really hire anyone who believes that there is a right "Danish
model" for  building successfull collaborative/cooperative/cohousing?
   * Would you hire an architect who had never had a previous
collaborative/cooperative/cohousing neighborhood (that he or she designed)
evaluated by  a third party utilizing non-obtrusive research methods, a year
after the folks moved in?
   * Would you hire an architect who hasn't studied the research on the
social and psychological aspects of medium density housing? 
Harry Pasternak
Thousand Islands Institute
The Independent Centre For Housing Research & Education
(Harry_Pasternak [at]

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