|social engineering in cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: MLYNCHIN (MLYNCHINaol.com)|
|Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 14:03:40 -0500|
In a message dated 05.29.98 7:19:34 PM, you wrote: <<It seems to me that in site design, one shouldn't be too rigid with the social engineering. >> hear, hear. Besides site design, my perception is that social engineering seems to creep in in other aspects of cohousing/community development. How do folks feel about *social engineering* to fit the textbook definition of "cohousing," rather than *spontaneous* community development that defines a community of cohousers? Would a mission statement for the community be a better tool in which to define the community than a set of rules/regs/policies? Are there any anecdotes? Marilyn Chin, Old Oakland CoHousing in Oakland, CA which just went through groundbreaking. We move in in 14 months.
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