500 Communities: Catalyzing New Cohousing Development Through a Professional Network

Presented by Kathryn (Katie) McCamant, CoHousing Solutions

Session Description

Imagine a world where cohousing becomes the new normal. Imagine every town of more than 50,000 people has at least one senior cohousing community and one intergenerational community. Imagine 500 communities created in the next five to ten years in the United States alone. Would you like to be a part of a collaborative class ready to meet the expanding need for professional support creating new communities? In September 2015, an impressive 8-class cohort of cohousing entrepreneurs from around the country began CoHousing Solutions’ yearlong, inaugural 500 Communities Program led by Katie McCamant. 500 Communities builds on Katie’s three decades of experience having consulting on, designed or developed dozens of cohousing communities. The Program is one of the nation’s sole initiators for an ongoing discussion about the cohousing business model. Come learn about the first year’s success and determine whether 500 Communities may fit your future cohousing professional goals.

About the Presenter/s

One of the nation’s leading cohousing experts, Katie has designed and developed dozens of cohousing communities across the U.S. She and her husband, Chuck Durrett, introduced cohousing to North America with the book, Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities. Katie has been integral in developing multiple senior cohousing communities, including Wolf Creek Lodge (CA) and Oakcreek Cohousing (OK).