|Re: The Future of Cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Holly McNutt (holly.mcnuttgmail.com)|
|Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2011 07:53:23 -0800 (PST)|
Maybe me. Hey Zev, long time no see. Regards to Neshama. Are you guys still at Nomad? - Holly McNutt On Feb 5, 2011, at 8:48 AM, Zev Paiss wrote: > > Hello Friends Old and New, > > This thread around rental cohousing is something I believe the > cohousing world will need to take very seriously in the coming years. > When I became involved in cohousing in 1991 the world was a different > place. Back then, there were "only" 5.5 billion people on the planet > where today, only 20 years later, there is an estimated 6.9 billion > people. Exponential growth is a powerful thing. Populations everywhere > are bumping up against the limits of fresh water, food, liquid fuels, > and jobs in many parts of the world and right here in America. > > I have had the pleasure and the challenge of been at the forefront of > innovation in the cohousing movement since I began. These include > helping to create the Rocky Mountain Cohousing Association, the > CoHousing Journal, eight regional inserts, a color cover, the first > Cohousing website, beginning to accept credit cards, starting an > online store, coordinating several regional then the first few > National conferences, and creating the Elder Cohousing Network. > > The question before us now is how does cohousing address the > monumental transformations in housing now confronting American > society. As Kate Ben-Ami stated in her message earlier this week, > > "I understood that it'll take time for the COHO community to realize > the complete > paradigm shift that has occurred in this country (with regard to home > ownership)." > > This is an unprecedented opportunity for the cohousing model to take > its 20+ years of experience and apply it to creating models for > affordable, rental and lower income housing that is so urgently needed > in this country. Cohousing needs creative leadership who has the > experience, leadership and connections to take us in this direction. > > Who is ready to join me in this challenge? > > Zev Paiss > Nomad Cohousing > Boulder, Colorado > zpaiss [at] abrahampaiss.com > 303-413-8066 > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
The Future of Cohousing Zev Paiss, February 5 2011
- Re: The Future of Cohousing Holly McNutt, February 5 2011
- Re: The Future of Cohousing Harold Shapiro, CRE, February 5 2011
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