|Re: City and municipal zoning and laws.||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Tom Smyth (tomtomsmyth.ca)|
|Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:43:31 -0800 (PST)|
I didn't see this on the schedule. Is it not up yet? On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 5:37 PM Ann Lehman <ann [at] zimmerman-lehman.com> wrote: > Wanted you all to know that Matthew Gebhardt > < > https://www.pdx.edu/usp/sites/www.pdx.edu.usp/files/Gebhardt%2C%20Matthew%20CV%208-2016.pdf > > > , Assistant Professor, Urban Studies & Planning - Urban & Public Affairs, > Portland State University is confirmed to co-teach this session. > > Ann Lehman > Governance and Gender Consultant > Zimmerman Lehman*forging futures for nonprofits > **http://zimmerman-lehman.com/ <http://zimmerman-lehman.com/> > *510.755.5701 (Mobile)*National Cohousing Conference > < > https://2019.cohousing.org/?_ga=2.193273134.243406862.1532874773-1869842442.1530054277 > >, > May30-June2, 2019, Portland, OR* > > > ENEWS Subscribe to our free e-newsletter,ZimNotes > <http://www.zimmerman-lehman.com/subscribe.htm> or find us on: > > TWITTER <http://www.twitter.com/alehman> LINKEDIN > <http://www.linkedin.com/in/zimmermanlehman>FACEBOOK > <http://www.facebook.com/zimmerman.lehman> > > > > On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 2:11 PM Tom Smyth <tom [at] tomsmyth.ca> wrote: > > > Hear hear. Great points Brian. I look forward to this workshop and would > > love to see this covered as well. And how about retro-fit cohousing? Do > > local laws come into play there? I know little about it but it seems > > crucial to scaling the movement... > > > > On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 3:59 PM Brian Bartholomew via Cohousing-L < > > cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> wrote: > > > > > Dean, > > > > > > Please consider taking a wider view, and survey laws which affect > > > approaches other than the usual dense suburban look for $400K/unit. > > > > > > For instance, will the local development-plan-approver allow less > > > expensive developments which depress existing housing resale prices by > > > creating competing alternatives? > > > > > > There are many approaches to construction which can build > > > incrementally over 10-20 years with less loans: > > > > > > State park-ish style with centralized bathroom, laundry, > > > kitchen. Bare lots with electricity and telco but not fresh > > > water or sewer yet. > > > > > > Trailer park style with yucky old trailers; with RVs; with > > > brand new LEED Katrina cottages. > > > > > > Suburban neighborhood style with water and sewer buried under > > > road, but cheaper roads: dirt or limerock instead of pavement, > > > no storm drains, sidewalks, streetlights, curbs. > > > > > > These housing styles may not be your preference. However, some people > > > need a cheaper approach, as cost of living is being inflated from 7% > > > to 13%. These numbers are calculated from price tags of common items: > > > > > > http://www.chapwoodindex.com/ > > > > > > > At the state or federal level, why not seek to have government loan > > > > guarantees for cohousing? > > > > > > As we've seen with university tuition, if you make a broad government > > > guarantee of loans then institutions will raise prices to consume > > > those guarantee amounts. The cost to the consumer will grow much > > > faster than even the rest of the cost of living is being grown. To > > > really make it unaffordable, make the debts non-dischargable in > > > bankruptcy like student loans are. Then there's even less risk to the > > > lenders, and the loans which are poorly justified by future earnings > > > potential will be even bigger. > > > > > > Obviously, a government program which taxes money from an upper-middle > > > class person and gives it back to them as a housing subsidy has > > > produced no wealth. Instead, it has consumed wealth to administrate > > > that program. A mechanism like Kickstarter is far more democratic, as > > > the opinions about what results would be a net wealth increase are > > > being made by every person who pays in, not just legislators. > > > > > > Brian > > > _________________________________________________________________ > > > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > > > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > -- > > Tom Smyth > > > > Worker-Owner, Sassafras Tech Collective > > Specializing in innovative, usable tech for social change > > sassafras.coop · @sassafrastech > > _________________________________________________________________ > > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > > > > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > > > -- Tom Smyth Worker-Owner, Sassafras Tech Collective Specializing in innovative, usable tech for social change sassafras.coop · @sassafrastech
- City and municipal zoning and laws. Dean smith, January 16 2019
- Re: City and municipal zoning and laws. Tom Smyth, January 16 2019
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