By Alice Alexander
May 29-31, 2015: Durham Convention Center - Durham, North Carolina: Come learn, share and enjoy! The national conference features cohousing and community building experts, and provides amazing networking opportunities. Presentations will offer everything from cohousing basics, designing and building communities, and enhancing life in cohousing. Opportunities will abound to learn from our shared experiences, and how we can contribute to cohousing sustainability and affordability. Gatherings of affiliated groups will add value and benefit. In advance of the conference, consider attending tours of local communities, participating in cohousing intensives, or simple enjoy Durham, a local food and creative arts mecca.
Our Cohousing: The Next Generation theme will highlight:
- the now-adult, children of cohousing
- the next wave of urban and senior cohousing
- emerging trends in financing, design and community models
- the evolving definition of cohousing
- cohousing as a model for other types of communities popping up nationally
Who Should Attend?
- Cohousing residents
- People forming cohousing communities
- People who want to learn about cohousing community models
- Architects & developers interested in building sustainable communities
- City Planning Department professionals
- Businesses who support cohousing communities
Early National Conference Sponsors:
Confirmed Conference Presentation:
- "The History of Cohousing in North America”
Presented by Kathryn McCamant of Cohousing Partners
Thursday evening, May 28, 2015
Durham County Main Library Auditorium
Co-hosted by Coho/US and Durham Library Humanities Programs; free and open to conference participants and the general public.
Come Join Us
Since the first American cohousing communities were completed in the early 1990’s, 130 communities have been built, with more than a hundred in process. Small and large, urban and rural, newly built and retrofits, these communities have consistently been at the forefront creating environmentally and socially sustainable neighborhoods, as well as providing a wealth of real life experience.
Whether you are already living in cohousing or are just curious as to what you might learn from these sustainable neighborhoods, this is the place to learn from the whole spectrum of experience and meet the movers and shakers in the movement.
Come Visit Durham
Come Visit Durham, consistently rated among the best places to live. Considered cool, gritty, grand and growing, the “Bull City” has great parks, nationally-recognized farm to table restaurants, is a mecca for artists, and boasts top theatres. Home to Duke University, Research Triangle Park, and numerous incubation opportunities for entrepreneurs, Durham has a healthy economy. We are proud that Durham and close-by Chapel Hill and Carrboro are home to six thriving cohousing communities.
For the adventurous, add on a day or two trip to North Carolina beaches or mountains. Visit NC Website