|Aspen and Highline||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: allenbutcher (allenbutcherjuno.com)|
|Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 16:45:36 -0500|
Something to note concerning Rob's comments about a family possibly leaving Aspen Cohousing due to its lack of community orientation, is that the Aspen community was developer driven, rather than resident driven as was Highline. (Again, anyone with more information, or corrections, about Aspen is encouraged to comment.) This may indicate that how a community is founded (developer vs. residents) could potentially be a bigger factor in the degree of community orientation than the socio-economic factors of the surrounding culture from which its membership is derived. (Perhaps others have already made this point?) It was that issue of the surrounding culture's influence upon cohousing communities, versus the community's influence upon the larger culture, that began the thread concerning Highline. Personally, I believe that the more we can learn about the factors involved in the experiences of community at different cohousing sites, the better we will all be able to build community where we are. For this reason I appreciate that Graham has information available, however dated, and wonder if similar studies have been made and are available. I'm not aware of any, but then, have not yet visited the new cohousing Web site. Allen
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