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Aug 09, 2011 Irene rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to live in a safer, more friendly, and more sustainable neighborhood
This book is a good introduction to the concept of cohousing, that is, a neighborhood in which residents work together and share large common spaces (as well as common dinners) in order to foster a greater sense of community. The idea of cohousing sounds GREAT, and it's so in-depth that I can't really go into it here, but learning about this kind of community is a must for anyone who wants to raise their kids in a safe neighborhood, get to know their neighbors as people they can count on to be t ...more
For decades, Denmark (it’s always Denmark, isn't it?) has recognized the fundamental human need for community by pioneering the practice of cohousing. Cohousing communities, as the architects Charles Durrett and Kathryn McCamant explain, have diverse flavors but share some basic characteristics: Residents, rather than developers, drive the design and planning process and therefore have more invested in their communities; common areas, especially the common house, are prioritized; residents share ...more
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