|Re: Motivations and Realities||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Racheli Gai (jnpalmeattglobal.net)|
|Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 16:27:00 -0600 (MDT)|
Hi Howard, You seem to have changed the subject, too. Your initial argument was that there is an "anti-rich" bias among cohousers (or at least among those on this listing). But in the post below you're arguing (correct me if I'm wrong) that there needs to be room to discuss the the merits and the drawbacks of including low income units in cohousing, and that according to your perception many people don't feel this is a discussion worth having. I certainly think it's a fine subject to discuss. I also agree with you that bringing in poorer people might result in having to compromise on some other objectives (such as the pursuit of certain environmental goals). However, I don't think these are mutually exclusive objectives - and I'm saying it as someone who feels very committed to both. It's true that when we built Sonora Cohousing we needed to make compromises, including on environmental issues. I don't think that the major reason was the fact that we had some people who had less financial wherewithall than others. It had more to do (IMO) with the fact that the level of committment to environmental goals was not (and isn't) equal. All and all - people with less money tended to buy smaller houses, which is *the best single thing* one can do for the environment. Racheli Sonora Cohousing. _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
- Re: Diversity in Cohousing, (continued)
- Re: Motivations and Realities Howard Landman, June 28 2002
- Re: Motivations and Realities Racheli Gai, June 28 2002
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