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|From: Sarah Anne Dennis (sad9kpalladio.arch.virginia.edu)|
|Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 19:19:21 -0500|
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 15:06:18 -0400 (EDT) From: Sarah Anne Dennis <sad9k [at] palladio.arch.virginia.edu> To: listproc [at] mtn.com Subject: cohousing questionnaire As a student working on a master's thesis on the development of community in cohousing, I'd like to ask those of you in cohousing groups for some assistance. If you could take the time to fill out the attached questionnaire, I'd greatly appreciate it. Please answer these questions to the best of your knowledge of your cohousing group, and if you want to skip one, feel free! If you have any questions or are interested in any of my findings, please contact me at sad9k [at] virginia.edu. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this!! Sarah Dennis University of Virginia School of Architecture *********************** COHOUSING QUESTIONNAIRE 1) How was your group begun? a-efforts of an individual b-efforts of a group of friends c-outside developer/contractor/architect 2) How long has the group been meeting? a-less than 1 yr b-1-3 yrs c-3+ yrs 3) What is the organizational structure/ how are decisions made? a-voting b-committee/small group/individual c-executive board d-consensus 4) At what stage in the cohousing process are you? a-initial meeting/group formation b-site/contractor selection c-site plan/design c-construction e-residency 5) How frequently does the group meet? a-weekly b-monthly c-several times/yr 6) What type of group activities take place? Are these mandatory? a-group dinners b-other social gatherings c-community projects d-volunteer work outside cohousing 7)How are new members recruited? a-word of mouth b-media publicity c-advertising d-internet 8) Do you retain right of first refusal towards new members? YES NO 9) What is the primary reason most members joined? a-economic b-sense of community c-assistance with raising children d-location of development 10) What are common values shared by group? a-desire for community b-family values/children c-environmentalism d-diversity/ living with other cultures 11) What term would you use to describe the way most feel about others in the group? a-extended family b-close friend c-neighbor d-acquaintance 12) How would you characterize the majority of your group politically? economically? age mix? ethnicity? family type/makeup? 13) What is owned in common by all members? a-land b-common house c-daycare center, workshop, other bldgs d-outside investments 14) Do you feel a sense of community exists among the members? YES NO 15)Have there been any "value conflicts" within the group that have had to be resolved? If so, how were they resolved? THANKS AGAIN!!
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