|co-housing - Ukraine||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Yuliya Begma (ybegmayahoo.com)|
|Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 06:10:02 -0700 (MST)|
To Whom It May Concern: This is the letter from Yuliya Begma ? a sociologist of Donetsk Institute of Industrial Economics, Ukraine. The sector of economical sociology of the Institute has recently started to work on a three-year program dedicated to the research and practical implementation of the concept of neighborhood community self-government. This is a field altogether new for the FSU countries, but the one which as we believe is a powerful and so far underestimated resource of social and economical opportunities for this country and Donetsk region in particular. We believe that putting the concept in practice in Ukraine, would help to alleviate poverty and solve numerous problems in social and economical sphere. Influencing legislation conductive to neighbourhood associations could become a step to legitimisation of the popular participation in community management and promote participatory development in this country. The concept of co-housing being as we understand very applicable as a part of neighbourhood development efforts in the urban areas is of an immense interest for us. It seems natural to us to try and adopt or rather adapt the experience western countries have in this area. I do not think I?ll make a mistake if I state that the whole idea of community development is a very American concept. Thus, I would be very grateful if you could, if possible, direct me to the sources of information or provide information or publications covering the approaches to community development and co-hosing initiative as one of them. Any information describing the legal provisions for neighbourhood development and participation and co-housing issue would be really precious as we as a research institute are trying to influence the legislation in this country and make it favourable for the involvement of the neighbourhoods in development and do not have sufficient example at hand. Of course, I would dream to have a look at the statute of a neighbourhood association and of collective house and I would really much appreciate such a copy. Means and models of interaction between neighborhood associations and local authorities (state bodies and the bodies of local self-government) are of crucial importance for us as according to the legislation which has just been adopted and that we have ambition to amend the ?bodies of local self organization of citizens? (as CBOs are termed) are subordinated to the bodies of local self-government and are a part of the same vertical, which is not the way we could accept it. It is about a month since I subscribed to the co-housing digest and I must admit I envy you pretty much as it seems it would take another 20-30 years before we will be celebrating a community house housewarming or discuss the issues like the proper size of the dinner table or a decent table cloth at a good price. Thank you in advance, Best wishes for the day, Yuliya Begma Please, mail to: ybegma [at] yahoo.com __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Send FREE video emails in Yahoo! Mail! http://promo.yahoo.com/videomail/ _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
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