|Cohousing Magazine: Estes and Sandelin on Consensus||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Raines Cohen (rc2-coho-Lraines.com)|
|Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 06:28:53 -0700 (PDT)|
Cohousing Magazine published by the Cohousing Association of the United States updated: July 22, 2004 This is the text-only preview of Cohousing magazine adapted for Coho-L publication... follow the links to read the full articles on our website: http://www.cohousing.org/magazine/ Subscribe to get it in full-color links-and-all glory: http://www.cohousing.org/magazine/subscribe.html --- WELCOME: Letter from the Editor Remembering why consensus works by Evangeline Welch As almost everyone who lives in cohousing knows, making decisions by consensus has both rewards and challenges. Sometimes it helps to be reminded why your community or group chose this form of governance. With this in mind, this week we're featuring updated excerpts of two articles from the archives of the CoHousing Journal - the forerunner to this online magazine. First published in the summer of 1994, Caroline Estes' everyone has a piece of the truth offers an historical overview along with sage advice on making the process work. Rob Sandelin's article why use consensus?, which ran in the fall of 1996, reminds us that consensus is all about building community. Read more> http://www.cohousing.org/magazine/welcome.html --- FEATURE: PROCESS Why use consensus? by Rob Sandelin When people choose to live in community, they hold a commitment to a relationship with each other. The value of this relationship - and the energy that goes into maintaining it - is what creates community. People choose this lifestyle expressly to create and experience a sense of belonging to the group. This is the fundamental reason why almost all cohousing communities use it, and why it works as well as it does. Read more> http://www.cohousing.org/magazine/process/consensus_sandelin.html Everyone has a piece of the truth by Caroline Estes The use of consensus as a decision-making process has increased greatly in the past 40 years or so. Cohousing groups across America make their decisions by consensus, as do many businesses, university departments, neighborhoods and other Intentional Communities. Read more> http://www.cohousing.org/magazine/process/consensus_sandelin.html See previous Cohousing magazine articles on group process: http://www.cohousing.org/magazine/process/ --- Current Cohousing Opportunities *NEW* Groups Seeking New Members/Neighbors in: Sacramento, CA; Silver Spring, MD; Central Florida; Aurora, IL; Santa Rosa, CA Units for Sale in Completed Communities in: Portland, OR; Durango, CO Tucson, AZ; Fort Collins, CO; Denver, CO Long Island, NY; Boulder, CO; Seattle, WA; Durham, NC Units for Rent in: Ann Arbor, MI; Durango, CO; Portland, OR; Central Coast, CA Santa Fe, NM List your opportunity here - advertise in our classifieds. View All or Advertise> http://www.cohousing.org/magazine/classified.html --- NEWS: EVENTS Upcoming events this weekend: * NICA gathering (Seattle) * Mariposa Grove (Oakland, CA) Open House * Community Land Trusts Teach-In (L.A.) Save the Date/Just Announced: * 9/22: Cohousing Co. slideshow (Berkeley) * 10/2: Bus Tours in Boston and D.C. * 10/3: Getting Started workshop in Boston * 10/16: (SF) Bay Area Bus Tour * 11/16: Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop Community News: * Cohousing in the News: Corvallis (OR), Denver (CO) * New groups in Pasadena (CA), Houston (TX), Lyons (CO), Grand Rapids (MI), Cambridge (MA) Details> http://www.cohousing.org/magazine/news.html
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