As an antidote to social isolation, cohousing provides an alternative solution for individuals, families, and seniors who are seeking greater sustainability, community, and purposeful living. While cohousing in North America has typically been created in rural and suburban settings, urban projects are gaining traction as people are realizing the benefits to reducing their environmental footprint, looking for walkable communities with shared resources, and building social capital within a greater neighborhood.
Using two recently completed urban cohousing communities as case studies (being onsite and touring one), the audience will gain an understanding of how the intentional actions of individuals acting in consensus of the group successfully created a resilient community and new home. Comparing and contrasting the two paths through community building, design, financing, and design the attendees will see the hurdles and successes of each project. The session is planned to be interactive with ample time for questions and discussion.
NOTE: Living Future 18 pre-conference workshops, summits and tours are open to both conference attendees looking to add onto their experience and non-conference attendees seeking to attend.