|Zillions of cohousing communities||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Marganne (margannemacnexus.org)|
|Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 12:13:52 -0700 (PDT)|
At 10:21 PM -0400 5/19/08, Ann Zabaldo wrote:
I think you're pointing to something really important that my former housemate, Tina, used to interject and still does interject when I'm wound up in my vision of creating cohousing communities by the zillions. She says: if you put just 25% of the effort into the community around you that you live in NOW that you are using to create a whole new community you might be surprised at the outcome.
I must be bitten by the same bug. I don't 'see dead people'. I see 'cohousing communities'. LOLLast night I read a city planning report describing what this study group would like to see develop to increase the sense of community and provide a mix of low cost and middle class housing. They want to stay away from low cost 'projects' to try and discourage crime and decay, but need to create low cost housing for seniors and others in combination with transit and commercial buildings for shopping and services.
Has a cohousing project ever been built in a somewhat blighted area? Has it had any effect on the surrounding neighborhood? Would a 'zillion' communities of various sizes and values judiciously grouped in one area be another way to create what some city planning groups say they want to do?
Is cohousing the answer to ALL the mysteries of life??? [wink, grin] Cheers! Marganne
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