Announcing the 2015 National Cohousing Conference
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.
Want to present a pre-conference intensive or conference workshop? Email Alice with a short description and your profile. Presentations will be considered by our Program Committee (now forming).
Are you a “child of cohousing” and want to get involved in planning? Email Alice
Interested in scholarship opportunities, enabling young or low income cohousers to participate? Email Alice
Want to explore sponsorship opportunities to promote your community or professional services? Email Alice
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?
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:
Organic Transit – maker of ELF sun-powered trikes
NC State University School of Design
Confirmed Conference Presentation:
“The History of Cohousing in North America”
Presented by Kathryn McCamant of Cohousing Partners
Thursday evening, May 28, 2015Durham 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
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