Neighborhood scale [was: Re: is this the cure for the loneliness of American motherhood: opinion piece in NYT]
From: Chuck Harrison (
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2021 09:25:04 -0700 (PDT)
Regarding social knitting at the neighborhood level it seems to me there is
potential to build on these local exchange groups like Buy Nothing. I am
particularly intrigued by a platform I have been learning about (originated
in Israel, but planning to offer elsewhere) . Its
raison d'etre is a sort of barter club exchange but IMHO that could be the
anchor for much richer neighborhood collaboration. The "sharing points"
could be developed into a sort of local currency which has a deep potential


On Mon, Oct 25, 2021 at 8:39 AM Sharon Villines via Cohousing-L <
cohousing-l [at]> wrote:

> [...]

> Jane Jacob’s legendary descriptions of what make the West Village so
> special is what makes cohousing so special. I’ve been reading urban
> planning stuff recently and thinking about “cohousing” on a larger
> neighborhood scale. How do we apply (enforce) the same principles beyond
> our borders — cars are not central, pedestrians have the right of way,
> people share meals in flexible groups, food pops up in unexpected places
> (pumpkin cookies on the counter, apples in the piazza, making pesto sauce
> next Saturday if you want to order 1-2 cups), etc.

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