Resilience, Co-benefits, and Cohousing (Jessie Kome)

Presented by Jessie Kome

Session Description

In plain English, resilience is the ability to withstand chronic stress and extreme events, bounce back, and even thrive. Experience and recent literature tell us that social cohesion has as powerful a role in community resilience as does design for earthquakes, floods, fires, or climate change, or economic stresses, or disability. So, designing homes or a neighborhood to provide not only shelter but the co-benefit of social cohesion supports individual and neighborhood resilience. This session will share practical resilience concepts and approaches for cohousing communities in any stage.

About the Presenter

Jessie Handforth Kome is a member of Eastern Village (Silver Spring, Maryland).