DES 18: Cohousing and rethinking the neighbourhood in the Australian context

Bamford, Greg and Lennon, Lea (2008) DES 18: Cohousing and rethinking the neighbourhood in the Australian context. BEDP Environment Design Guide, 54 5: 1-10.


Author Bamford, Greg
Lennon, Lea
Title DES 18: Cohousing and rethinking the neighbourhood in the Australian context
Journal name BEDP Environment Design Guide
ISSN 1442-5017
Publication date 2008-05
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 54
Issue 5
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Editor Willey, Scott
Place of publication Melbourne, VIctoria
Publisher Australian Institute of Architects
Collection year 2009
Subject 120102 Architectural Heritage and Conservation
970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
C1
1205 Urban and Regional Planning
Abstract Cohousing has proven to be a successful and influential housing type. The reasons for its success also highlight the limits of its appeal, however, and some of the obstacles to its more widespread application. There are few cohousing schemes in Australia, not least because of these obstacles. In this paper, a simpler way to cohousing is identified, described as ‘found cohousing’. Cohousing is only one of a variety of ways of achieving the broad aim of more socially and environmentally sustainable neighbourhoods. The paper samples some of these ways in the Australian context, from eco-villages to community development initiatives, and comparisons are drawn with cohousing. This paper is a companion paper to DES 17: Cohousing – An Introduction to a Residential Alternative.
Keyword Cohousing
Cohousing for older people
Community men’s shed
Eco-neighbourhood
Eco-village
Found cohousing
Neighbour
Neighbourhood
Social housing
Supplementary room
Sustainability Street
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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