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Constraints and possibilities for co-housing to address contemporary urban and ecological crises : A conclusion

Thörn, Håkan ; Larsen, Henrik Gutzon LU ; Hagbert, Pernilla and Wasshede, Cathrin (2020) p.202-213
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In this conclusion we argue that, while we have demonstrated in this book that definitions of co-housing as well as co-housing practices in different European countries vary, there are some general lessons to be learned for anyone interested in understanding or practising co-housing in the context of advanced capitalist societies. This conclusion has three parts: First, we address the questions asked in the introduction regarding the relation between contemporary co-housing ideas and practices and the discourse on sustainable urban development. Second, we address the questions asked in the introduction regarding the two key dimensions of co-housing, community and autonomy, as understood in relation to the broader contexts of civil society... (More)
In this conclusion we argue that, while we have demonstrated in this book that definitions of co-housing as well as co-housing practices in different European countries vary, there are some general lessons to be learned for anyone interested in understanding or practising co-housing in the context of advanced capitalist societies. This conclusion has three parts: First, we address the questions asked in the introduction regarding the relation between contemporary co-housing ideas and practices and the discourse on sustainable urban development. Second, we address the questions asked in the introduction regarding the two key dimensions of co-housing, community and autonomy, as understood in relation to the broader contexts of civil society and urban governance. Third, we will conclude by paying particular attention to the constraints on co-housing produced by contemporary urban development regimes as well as the potentials of co-housing to contribute towards more just and ecologically sustainable cities. (Less)
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Contemporary Co-housing in Europe : Towards Sustainable Cities? - Towards Sustainable Cities?
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Hagbert, Pernilla ; Larsen, Henrik Gutzon ; Thörn, Håkan and Wasshede, Cathrin
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202 - 213
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Routledge
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978-0-429-45017-4
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10.4324/9780429450174-11
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Cohousing and sustainable urban development: cases from Denmark, Germany, Spain and Sweden
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English
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  author       = {Thörn, Håkan and Larsen, Henrik Gutzon and Hagbert, Pernilla and Wasshede, Cathrin},
  booktitle    = {Contemporary Co-housing in Europe : Towards Sustainable Cities?},
  editor       = {Hagbert, Pernilla and Larsen, Henrik Gutzon and Thörn, Håkan and Wasshede, Cathrin},
  isbn         = {978-0-429-45017-4},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {202--213},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  title        = {Constraints and possibilities for co-housing to address contemporary urban and ecological crises : A conclusion},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429450174-11},
  doi          = {10.4324/9780429450174-11},
  year         = {2020},
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