Communities

Creating Community in Pocket Neighborhoods

Ever wonder why certain neighborhoods become desirable? It’s not the houses, it’s the way they make us interact with each other.

This isn’t a new concept, but I wish it were more widespread. When will developers realize that you are supposed to build neighborhoods for people, not automobiles? Here’s what Zillow has to say on the topic.

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Off the Grid Villages

A Post Consumer Society? Off the grid villages? Getting tired of the rat race? Check out this article on Mother Nature Network

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Henry David Thoreau called: he wants his house back
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A Physical “Housing Lab”

There are varying degrees of low impact living. Every person has a different idea of what comfort is and what she can live without. What if there was a community where you could try out varying levels of low impact living in order to decide which was right for you? What if this community also had a shared building with a workshop, gathering space, laundry, and guestrooms for family or residents on the journey to intentional, low impact living? Check out this concept for a physical Housing Lab

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