|Re: co-housing v.s. old-fashioned neighborliness (fwd)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Catherine Harper (tylikeskimo.com)|
|Date: Sun, 17 May 1998 11:34:24 -0500|
Gail Curry curryg [at] unbc.ca wrote: > This is not to say that one cannot improve the sense of community in a > regular subdivision, but it would take a lot more conscious effort, and you > would be fighting against an anti-interactive environment and people who > just may not be interested in what you are trying to do. Well, a lot more effort in some areas, but a lot less in others... like, say, building the cohousing community in the first place. How are you evaluating effort? (When I think of all the time spent in planning meetings, etc. etc.... hell, half that much time put towards fostering community where you are... though the results, admittedly, are less certain.) Or does the existance of common space make that much difference? (When I look at my family at puget ridge... one can certainly seem to make the argument.) (I live currently towards an outer edge of suburbia. And while community has come fairly slowly to us -- this week's effort involved giving various neighbors tomato plants -- I have noticed that we are surrounded by stronger communities than I'd expected. Built largely around churches -- the main reasons we are rather on the gringe still -- which also serve, I think, as common space.) Catherine
Re: co-housing v.s. old-fashioned neighborliness (fwd) Fred H. Olson, May 16 1998
- Re: co-housing v.s. old-fashioned neighborliness (fwd) Catherine Harper, May 17 1998
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