Re: Cohousing's Diversity Problem - CityLab
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 05:48:33 -0700 (PDT)
> On Aug 12, 2017, at 8:06 AM, Liz Ryan Cole <lizryancole [at]> wrote:
> One hope I have had is that once cohousing neighborhoods are built and 
> occupied, that the uncertainly will be less, and people moving in may be more 
> diverse than the original founders.  Has anyone looked at that - if in fact 
> we even have enough established cohousing development to generate meaningful 
> data.

Yes. Rob Sandelin, years ago, said communities become more homogeneous. He was 
one of the first cohousing facilitators/consultants. No numbers; his experience.

And it makes sense. Friends and friends of friends move in. Relatives of people 
who live in cohousing in another state. 

How many people say to themselves, I want to go live in a diverse community in 
which I am the diversity. "This ________ community needs me because they have 
no ethnic diversity. I will be the diversity.”

Sharon Villines, Washington DC
"Grandparents are the consistency, security, and tradition in a child’s life." 
Nancy Fuller, Farmhouse Rules

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