|Re: chickens in cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Craig Ragland (craigraglandgmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 15:24:55 -0700 (PDT)|
Swans Market is very urban - my stays at Swans really helped me understand the impact of different densities and the local environment. Until I jumping into Coho/US a few years back, my cohousing experience was entirely in the greater Seattle area, e.g. Winslow, Sharingwood, Puget Ridge, Bellingham, etc. Cohousing in the Puget Sound is not typical - our communities do not map well to the broader, national distribution - as far as density of units/acre or type of broader neighborhood. There are many other differences, which some of you will witness first-hand at the 2009 Natl Conference. In the recent 2008 Cohousing Census, Betsy Morris found this self-reported distribution (for 109 Cohousing Communities): 40% Urban 22% Small Town 21% Rural 17% Suburban If you are like me, you probably see "cohousing" through your own experience-colored glasses. If I had read Bonnie's post a few years ago, I would have thought my community (Songaia: 38 people in 15 homes on 11 acres) was more typical than Swans. Well, it turns out that those of us in the suburbs are among the smallest number of cohousing communities. My experience is that different cohousing communities have quite different amounts of space (both shared and semi-private) for both our people and our pets - for there is great diversity in cohousing - we include both very high and very low density sites. For more census info, see the Downloadable PDF in the Members Area Research resources section: http://www.cohousing.org/ma/research/resources (please note: You need to be logged in as a Member to access this file, but it's free) On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 12:13 PM, Bonnie Fergusson <fergyb2 [at] yahoo.com> wrote: > > ---seriously clipped--- > > Obviously this issue would probably be less intense with more common and/or > private space and more distance between them--which on the other hand is the > opposite of what most cohousing design is about. -- Craig Ragland Coho/US executive director http://www.cohousing.org craig [at] cohousing.org Please try email first, include your phone number (w/time zone) - or give me a call: 425-487-3550 (Pacific)... communicate!
- Re: chickens in cohousing, (continued)
- Re: chickens in cohousing Craig Ragland, July 8 2008
- Re: chickens in cohousing Sharon Villines, July 9 2008
- Re: chickens in cohousing / urban density Kay Wilson Fisk, July 9 2008
- Re: chickens in cohousing / urban density Craig Ragland, July 9 2008
- Definitions of Residential Density [was: chickens in cohousing / urban density] Sharon Villines, July 10 2008
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