RE: Cohousing: One-line definition
From: Fred H Olson (
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 10:34:19 -0700 (MST)
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I like it, but I think it should also include something about the
prospective residents taking responsibility for the design.


-----Original Message-----
From: Diane Simpson [mailto:coho [at]]
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2000 7:13 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
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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