|Trailer Park as Community||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Blaise Tobia (tobiabjdrexel.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 15:20:51 -0800 (PST)|
I haven't posted here in awhile, although I continue to read regularly. Two of my main concerns within cohousing have long been urban siting and affordability, and I know that trailer parks and modular houses have been brought up before. But, an article I happened to read in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Monday really struck me - in that it described real community in a "trailer park" near Philadelphia that has seen a revitalization over the past several years, due in part to the economic crisis that has led many to think more modestly. I've also had some personal experience in that my sister lives in a trailer park in northern NJ that also has a good sense of community. My point - if I have one beyond just wanting to share this article - is that we shouldn't get too bogged down in the physical and design aspcts of cohousing. Building coho trailer parks, slowly converting apartment buildings, organicaly changing neighborhoods - these should all be part of the mix. I don't know how long this link will function, but the article is currently at <http://www.philly.com/philly/news/homepage/84368237.html>. If you find the link to be inactive, you're welcome to email me (off the list) for a copy. -- Blaise Tobia Philadelphia / Pearl Court Co-Garden
- Trailer Park as Community Blaise Tobia, February 17 2010
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