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Subject: cfp - self-managed co-housing, Le Studium Conference, 12-13
March 2012, Tours

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Please contact the conference organisers c/o:
lidewij.tummers [at] univ-tours.fr <mailto:lidewij.tummers%40univ-tours.fr>

Self-managed Co-HOUSING: borne out of need or new ways of life ?

Le Studium Conference, 12-13 March 2012, Tours, France

This Le Studium conference aims to look at co-housing initiatives in the
perspective of sustainable spatial development. Its purpose is both to
take stock of ongoing research and practices, as well as to set a
research agenda and establish future collaborations.

In the 21st century, self-organized co-housing is re-appearing in many
European countries, in new forms and larger numbers. Cohousing,
cooperatives de logement, Genossenschaften or Samenhuizen are types of
collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the
design and operation of their own neighbourhoods.

Co-housing is sometimes called 'intentional communities': Cohousing
residents are consciously committed to living as a community
[http://www.cohousing.org/]. The physical design encourages both social
contact and individual space. Intentional communities can be identified
by a deliberate attempt to realize a common, alternative way of life
outside mainstream society. [Poldervaart 2002]

Three tracks:
* Session 1 : Co-housing projects: pilots of eco-engineering ?
* Session 2 : Emerging lifestyles, new communities ?
* Session 3 : Small-scale solution for a minority, or a potential
transformation of housing provision?

Call for papers
We welcome contributions for each of these tracks from all disciplines.
To be presented on this conference, papers need to be based on empirical
research on self-managed co-housing and discuss at least 1 case-study.

Invited speakers:

Helen Jarvis, Newcastle University
Adri Duivesteijn, Alderman spatial development Almere
Co-housing researchers, inhabitants, networks, professionals, architects
and social agents from different countries.

A Round Table with international participants will discuss what can be
done to enhance Co-housing initiatives through local planning and urban

Abstract/proposal for paper submission deadline 15 Dec 2011
Send a .pdf IN ENGLISH with name, affiliation, discipline, address and
max. 400 words about your proposal to: lidewij.tummers [at] univ-tours.fr
Please mention the session you prefer to be presenting in, if you are
15 January 2011 Notification of acceptance
1 March 2012 Full paper submission
Papers will be published in digital proceedings

Poster presentations
Request template at LE STUDIUM(r) http://Lestudium.cnrs-orleans.fr and
submit before Feb 15th 2012 to be included in the exposition.
Seminar 'Urbanisme participatif'

The conference will be followed 14 March 2012 by AlterProp
(http://alter-prop.crevilles-dev.org/) seminar 'Urbanisme participatif:
co-housing et eco-quartiers'. This French-speaking seminar is open to
conference participants and takes place in Maison des Sciences de
l'Homme, Tours.

Contact and registration
michele.scherer [at] cnrs-orleans.fr
<mailto:michele.scherer%40cnrs-orleans.fr> - 33 (0)2 38 25 56 37
Registration will be open from mid-January 2012 until 28 February 2012.
Please consult the website of LE STUDIUM(r)
http://Lestudium.cnrs-orleans.fr for details and registration forms.

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