RE: research support for the place of intentional communities in successful ageing
From: Tilstra (
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 04:02:47 -0700 (PDT)
The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute recently
investigated issues surrounding housing of older Australians, concluding

"... The most successful moves were by respondents who had formed
'intentional communities', either moving to a location or a retirement
village where they already had friends. The importance of friends nearby
was a frequent narrative. Ironically, this phenomenon can also be seen
as a return to community but of a different sort. This is not the
traditional family-based neighbourhood community; rather it is a set of
emerging consumer classes, groups of people who find commonality in
lifestyle and consumption patterns."


:-) Hans 
currently working with a developer to steer retirement village design
towards cohousing

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