Re: Cohousing: One-line definition
From: Jim Snyder-Grant (
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 20:41:01 -0700 (MST)
Hi Diane:

The Disneytown and other planned communities meet this definition. So does a
retirement community.  I think to get closer to coho you need to say
something about how the residents are involved in designing, building &
running the place in a cooperative manner.

-Jim, New View, Acton MA.
(sore shoulders from shoveling the neighborhood - my week on the snow team.)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Diane Simpson" <coho [at]>
To: "Multiple recipients of list" <cohousing-l [at]>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2000 10:13 PM
Subject: Cohousing: One-line definition

Hi everybody!
Remember a couple of months ago when I wrote in about my adventures in
being invited to attend the Roxbury Master Plan Workshop as a consultant?
Well, the Boston Redevelopment Authority actually wrote up cohousing in the
"Quality of Life" workshop notes and they came up with the following

"Cohousing is an approach to designing and building housing in a form that
is organized physically and socially to foster communication and
cooperation among its residents."

Just thought I'd throw that out there and see if people agree with it or
not. Any comments?


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