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Cohousing Communities

Designing for High-Functioning Neighborhoods

Durrett, Charles


1. Auflage August 2022
432 Seiten, Softcover

ISBN: 978-1-119-89770-5
John Wiley & Sons

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Cohousing Communities

Explore a groundbreaking and holistic new approach to designing community-first neighborhoods

In Cohousing Communities: Designing for High-Functioning Neighborhoods, distinguished architect and affordable housing advocate Charles Durrett delivers a complete, start-to-finish guide for designing anything where the emphasis lies with the community. This book describes the consequential role that architecture and a healthy design process can play in the success of neighborhoods, churches, towns, and more. It's an inspiring collection of ideas that prioritize high-functioning neighborhoods.

In the book, the author draws on the success of hundreds of community-first projects to show readers how to design a project that addresses both timeless and modern challenges--from aging to climate change and racism--in its architecture and urban design. He compiles facts and concepts that are essential to the design of a high-functioning community, where people can participate in a way that reflects their values, improves their social connections, and retain their autonomy and privacy.

Readers will also find:
* Ideas for town planning, street planning, and other town altering improvements
* Discussions of how developers can make better multifamily housing
* Explorations of how planners and politicians can make high-functioning neighborhoods a cornerstone of their community
* In-depth treatments of families who want to confirm that they're choosing the right neighborhood

Perfect for university students and professors who strive to see new ways to create neighborhoods, Cohousing Communities: Designing for High-Functioning Neighborhoods will also appeal to universities planning new neighborhoods for retired alumni or new housing for students and faculty.

Introduction 1

Part I Intergenerational Neighborhood Design 13

1 Intergenerational Neighborhood Site Design 15

2 Haystack Cohousing Site Planning Workshop 47

3 Intergenerational Common House & Common Facilities Design 77

4 Haystack Heights Cohousing Common House Workshop 99

5 Intergenerational Private Houses Design 123

6 Haystack Heights Cohousing Private House Workshop 143

Part II Senior Neighborhood Design 171

7 Senior Neighborhood Site Design 173

8 Quimper Village Site Planning Workshop 201

9 Senior Common House & Common Facilities Design 231

10 Quimper Village Common House Workshop 249

11 Senior Private Houses Design 271

12 Quimper Village Private House Workshop 287

Part III The Rest of the Story 309

13 Affordability 311

14 The Details of Cohousing 353

Afterword 387

About the Authors 398

Acknowledgement 400

Other Books by Charles Durrett 401
Charles Durrett is an architect, author, and advocate of affordable, socially responsible, and sustainable design. He has designed over 50 cohousing communities in North America and consulted on several around the world. He is Principal Architect at The Cohousing Company based in Nevada City, California.