Reinventing Community: Stories from the Walkways of Cohousing
David Wann, Fulcrum Publishing, United States, 2005
50 STORIES ON DAILY LIFE IN COHOUSING FROM 25 DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES.THE FIRST « REPORT FROM THE FIELD » ABOUT HOW COHOUSING IS WORKING, WRITTEN AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE.
« Many of the experiments in cohousing are extremely valuable to a society so distracted by materialism and so shell-shocked by the frantic American lifestyle. What kind of experiments am I talking about? Consensus decision-making; participatory design; alternative sources of energy; alternative sources of information; shared resources and designs that reduce each person"s ecological footprint; aging gracefully and vigorously; neighborhood activism in surrounding towns and communities; and collaborative management of neighborhood resources, to name just a few. In general, residents of cohousing are living actively rather than passively." » David Wann, editor