Community 2.0; Is Cohousing the Future of Urban Design?
One of the UK's leading insurance intermediaries produced an info graphic talking about how cohousing just might be the future of urban design. Although many of the stats are UK specific, the overall message of the graphic can certainly be applied to housing in the US.
There's Community and Consensus. But It's No Commune
"People immediately think communes, but cohousing is not a commune where everyone lives under one roof,” Dr. DePaulo said. For aging hippies and baby boomers, however, dedicated senior cohousing offers an alternative to a retirement home.
When, as a student studying architecture abroad in 1980, Kathryn McCamant first encountered Denmark's community-focused housing complexes—the ones she'd later stake her career on bringing to the U.S.—she didn't give them much thought. . .
How America Lives; Creating Housing Options for Boomers, Veterans, Millennials and More
When was the last time you actually borrowed an egg from the guy next door? Do your friends show up in your social media feeds more often than in your backyard? Do you even know your neighbors’ names—and would they know if you needed help?