Re: FIC presents Charles Durrett :: How to Start a New Affordable Cohousing Project Thu Aug 27 @ 4:00 PM Eastern
From: Tom Smyth (
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 14:34:52 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Neil! I paid for this but never got the link. No worries but I'd like to
see the recording. Thx.

On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 8:31 PM Neil Planchon <neil [at]> wrote:

> Greetings everyone.
> I hope this finds you and your loved ones staying healthy and safe.
> I have some exciting news and an invitation for you. The Foundation for
> Intentional Community (FIC) is hosting Cohousing architect, champion and
> visionary Charles Durrett for a 2-hour Live Workshop on (this) Thursday,
> August 27th :: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EASTERN TIME.
> Title: How to Start a New Affordable Cohousing Project
> This workshop will cover:
> — What a cohousing is and why it is an excellent community model
> — How to clarify your group values and create a management team
> — Financial and legal development factors
> — Design process and feasibility assessment
> — Professional tips and advice from The Cohousing Company
> Event and Registration are here
> FIC is offering this workshop on a sliding scale donation $5 and up.
> I look forward to seeing many of you there.
> Cordially,
> Neil Planchon
> Coho/US. Events team volunteer
> Steering Committee. Cohousing Research Network
> Co-Director. Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC)
> Co-Developer and Founding Owner. Swan’s Market Cohousing
> -=-=-
> Who is Charles Durrett?
> Charles Durrett, with Kathryn McCamant, introduced the concept of
> cohousing to the United States with the seminal book Cohousing: A
> Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves. The latest edition is Creating
> Cohousing, Building Sustainable Communities. He has written several other
> books on cohousing, including Senior Cohousing: A Community Approach to
> Independent Living—The Handbook.
> Durrett and his team at Durrett Architects have designed more than 50
> cohousing communities in the United States and around the world, including
> Muir Commons in Davis, California, the first cohousing community in North
> America. His work has been featured in Time Magazine, The New York Times,
> The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian,
> Architecture, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and many other
> publications.
> Charles Durrett has received numerous awards, which include the World
> Habitat Award presented by the United Nations, the Silver Achievement Award
> for Active Adult Community by the National Association of Home Builders
> (NAHB) 50+ Housing Council, the Silver Energy Value Housing Award by NAHB,
> the Mixed Use/Mixed Income Development Award presented jointly by the
> American Institute of Architects and the United States Department of
> Housing and Urban Development and a recipient of the Global Over 50’s
> Housing/Healthcare award. He was also recently declared as a “visionary of
> the Sierras” by the Sierra Business Council.
> Durrett regularly gives presentations on cohousing to interested citizen
> groups. He has spoken before the United States Congress twice, has been
> featured on the Commonwealth Club, and has lectured at scores of
> universities. He lives in Nevada City, California, where he primarily
> designs model communities and comfortable homes, including the 34-home
> cohousing community in which he lives.
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