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What a great concept! Social capital’s a fairly common buzzword these days, but I especially like the idea of taking stock of our connections. This notion, of a social portfolio, has been on my mind all week. In our age of near-constant digital connectivity, embracing our tangible community...
Views since 5/2014: 1,916
“The disappearance of these once-central relationships—between people who are familiar but not close, or friendly but not intimate—lies at the root of America’s economic woes and political gridlock.” - The Vanishing Neighbor, Marc Dunkelman CITYLAB (from The Atlantic) released a fascinating...
Views since 5/2014: 1,280
"Cohousing really helps crack the nut of intentional community. We have plenty of privacy and the benefit of abundant community. It’s a great blend." “When you have people who’re watching out for you, you know you have them to rely on. That lowers your stress. Sharing activities increases your...
Views since 5/2014: 1,785
Last night (June 11), Going Home with Tony welcomed Alice Alexander of Coho/US and Jerry McIntire, founding member of Stone's Throw Ecovillage in Virqua, WI on air. This was a follow-up to the April 12th discussion with Alice, Katie McCamant (of CoHousing Solutions) and Chris Bentley (journalist...
Views since 5/2014: 1,470
When I attended the Cohousing Conference in Oakland in 2012 I was exploring the cohousing concept, attending workshops on finance and Getting-It-Built, as well as visiting retrofitted cohousing communities. I joined a forming group in Sacramento because I wanted to continue to live where I’d been...
Views since 5/2014: 1,484
It’s safe to say that water is on the minds of most Californians. With our state facing a historic four-year drought, the effects ripple far beyond our own cities, dinner plates and favorite swimming holes. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the consequences. Earlier this week, Governor Jerry...
Views since 5/2014: 2,542
I attended the Cohousing Conference in Seattle, WA in 2009 and had an amazing time. I'd been living in Cohousing for 6 years and thought I had a pretty good handle on the challenges and solutions for all the typical issues that come up in community. I was curious to see what other communities were...
Views since 5/2014: 2,289
Yesterday, a piece about senior cohousing in the DC area appeared online in Washingtonian Magazine's March 2015 issue. The article features Ann Zabaldo, a cohousing developer and Takoma Village resident. Eastern Village Cohousing is also given mention, as is Chuck Durrett of McCamant...
Views since 5/2014: 3,872
We've all come across the kinds of stories that are meant to be shared. An article a friend recommends or a radio program we hear on the way to work and can't stop thinking about all day. Well, cohousing has been in the story spotlight lately - and with Conference registration having recently...
Views since 5/2014: 2,414
I’m excited to introduce a new project recently launched at CoHousing Partners: http://www.cohousingpartners.com in Nevada City, CA. I’ve started a Q...
Views since 5/2014: 5,170

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