|Re: urban cohousing slide show||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Russell Mawby (russ.mawbycity.saskatoon.sk.ca)|
|Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 11:04:24 -0600|
Re: David Mandel's comments, I'm responding to the whole list, since this seems to be (and in my opinion is) of importance to the whole discussion of marketing cohousing. Videos are good, but always tell someone else's story, and by their nature can become very dated very quickly. I would urge any group wanting to get active in promoting both their project and cohousing in general to use the resources already out there, including David's slides, and turn them into their own personal presentation, about what cohousing is to them, and perhaps more importantly, *why* cohousing. I use the Southside Park slide show at least once a month, sometimes once a week, and find it to be an excellent tool for introducing and discussing cohousing. I like it because you can tailor it to any audience, from urban planners, to developers, to church groups. I am sure that my use of the slides is not at all the same as David's, though I stick to the "facts" about Southside Park as I understand them from various contacts with David. I also have added a lot of my own slides, especially slides from the area I live in, views of conventional development in particular - curvy streets, garages with barely visible front-doors, etc. I included these because most people do not see anything "wrong" with these conventions, and so can have a difficult time understanding why they should bother with cohousing (in the case of planners, it is their support we need, and they have to understand it as more than just a new kind of road pattern...) As well, you may be pleasantly surprised to find out how many examples there are locally of of cohousing-ish development and building form, including older neighbourhoods with porches, houses close(r) to the street, people out walking and talking, and so on. I include these to remind people that cohousing is not just (or necessarily) glitzy new development, but is just a refinement of places many of us already know, and accept. Perhaps the biggest benefit to making your own presentation is that you will come to understand this thing called cohousing even better for yourself, and that in it self is worth the effort. Russell Mawby Ph : (306) 975-7666 Housing Facilitator Fax: (306) 975-7712 City of Saskatoon Planning and Building Dept. 222 - 3rd Avenue North Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J5 russ.mawby [at] city.saskatoon.sk.ca
- Re: Urban cohousing slide show David L. Mandel, February 24 1995
- RE: urban cohousing slide show Rob Sandelin, January 31 1997
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