|urban cohousing slide show||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Mandel (dlmandelrcip.com)|
|Date: Sun, 12 Jan 1997 01:04:43 -0600|
I periodically put this out on the list for new subscribers, with the recent comments noting that the RMCA video may be an excellent introduction but lacks any specifics about urban cohousing, it seems like a good time to do so again. In addition, I have had an offer to help transfer the slides to a digital format that could then go on the cohousing web site. I don't know when or even whether that will happen, or if it does, how it would look and how the text could be integrated with the photos. But if you think it would be useful to you, let me know and that might give me more incentive to do it. It's also been suggested numerous times that the slides be transferred to video, perhaps with a voice reading the text. I've hesitated, for reasons described below. But again, let me know if you would really prefer having it as a videotape (my guess is it would be about 40 minutes) and I'll consider it. I don't know how expensive the process would be. ******* These introductory comments completed, here's the announcement I last posted here a couple of months ago: ******* Thinking about or planning a cohousing community in an urban infill location, particularly in a low-income neighborhood? Your group could benefit from seeing a slide show about Southside Park Cohousing, 25 households on 1.3 acres in downtown Sacramento, completed in 1993. The show, newly updated as of November 1996, includes 100 slides and a 10-page descriptive narrative. While it includes many views of the project, inside and out, it is NOT meant to be a general introduction to cohousing; rather, it focuses on design, social and economic issues involved in creating a mixed-income project in a very low-income, diverse urban neighborhood. The production has deliberately NOT been transferred to video. This enables you to make it an entire evening program or to cull out some of the slides for a shorter presentation or part of a larger one -- or to use it in various formats while you have it. The production is not a commercial venture. I am not selling copies, though groups are welcome to duplicate any of the slides while they have a borrowed set. I ask only that you 1) consult with me about the dates you'll want to have a set of the slides; 2) mail them back to me promptly as agreed (or if requested, send them directly to the next destination); and 3) make a modest donation to help me recoup the costs of making, duplicating and mailing the slides. Most groups so far have donated $10 to $30. depending on financial condition. Earlier versions of the slide show have been used by about 20 groups, and the comments I've received back from them has been extremely positive. If you wish, I can put you in touch with a group similar to yours that has used the slides. To inquire or schedule the slides for your group, e-mail or call me at home, (916) 446-5066. Best time is late evening -- though remember, this is California. I'm in and out on most weekends. If you say it's about borrowing the slide show, I will return your call. David Mandel
- Re: Urban cohousing slide show David L. Mandel, February 24 1995
- Re: urban cohousing slide show Russell Mawby, January 13 1997
- RE: urban cohousing slide show Rob Sandelin, January 31 1997
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