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Three phases of Danish cohousing: tenure and the development of an alternative housing form

Larsen, Henrik Gutzon LU (2019) In Housing Studies 34(8). p.1349-1371
Abstract
Broadly understood as a housing form that combines individual dwellings with substantial common facilities and activities aimed at everyday living, Danish cohousing communities (bofællesskaber) are often seen as pioneering and comparatively successful. Yet, in spite of frequently being mentioned or addressed as case studies in the growing literature on cohousing and, more generally, alternative forms of housing, Danish cohousing experiences have not been systematically analysed since the 1980s. Emphasizing broader trends and evolving societal contexts, this article investigates the development of Danish cohousing over the past five decades. Through this historical analysis, the article also draws attention to the largely neglected issue of... (More)
Broadly understood as a housing form that combines individual dwellings with substantial common facilities and activities aimed at everyday living, Danish cohousing communities (bofællesskaber) are often seen as pioneering and comparatively successful. Yet, in spite of frequently being mentioned or addressed as case studies in the growing literature on cohousing and, more generally, alternative forms of housing, Danish cohousing experiences have not been systematically analysed since the 1980s. Emphasizing broader trends and evolving societal contexts, this article investigates the development of Danish cohousing over the past five decades. Through this historical analysis, the article also draws attention to the largely neglected issue of tenure structures in the evolution of cohousing. The multifaceted phenomenon of cohousing cannot and should not be reduced to issues of tenure. But if cohousing is to spread and contribute affordable alternatives to mainstream housing, tenure structures should be a key concern. (Less)
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Cohousing, tenure forms, Denmark
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Housing Studies
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34
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8
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1349 - 1371
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Taylor & Francis
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1466-1810
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10.1080/02673037.2019.1569599
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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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  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Housing Studies},
  title        = {Three phases of Danish cohousing: tenure and the development of an alternative housing form},
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  doi          = {10.1080/02673037.2019.1569599},
  volume       = {34},
  year         = {2019},
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