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An alternative for whom? The evolution and socio-economy of Danish cohousing

Jakobsen, Peter LU and Larsen, Henrik Gutzon LU (2019) In Urban Research & Practice 12(4). p.414-430
Abstract
Cohousing has caught the attention of activists, academics and decision-makers, and Danish experiences with cohousing as bofællesskaber are routinely highlighted as pioneering and successful. This article presents a mainly quantitative analysis of the development of Danish intergenerational cohousing and investigates socio-economic characteristics of residents in these communities. First, the article demonstrates how the development of Danish cohousing has been undergirded by distinct shifts in dominant tenure forms. Second, it shows that inhabitants in contemporary Danish cohousing are socio-economically distinct. This does not diminish the value of cohousing, but it problematises assumptions about the social sustainability of this... (More)
Cohousing has caught the attention of activists, academics and decision-makers, and Danish experiences with cohousing as bofællesskaber are routinely highlighted as pioneering and successful. This article presents a mainly quantitative analysis of the development of Danish intergenerational cohousing and investigates socio-economic characteristics of residents in these communities. First, the article demonstrates how the development of Danish cohousing has been undergirded by distinct shifts in dominant tenure forms. Second, it shows that inhabitants in contemporary Danish cohousing are socio-economically distinct. This does not diminish the value of cohousing, but it problematises assumptions about the social sustainability of this housing form. (Less)
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cohousing, tenure forms, socio-economy, Denmark
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Urban Research & Practice
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12
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4
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414 - 430
publisher
Routledge Taylor & Francis
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  • scopus:85045724178
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1753-5069
DOI
10.1080/17535069.2018.1465582
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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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yes
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  author       = {Jakobsen, Peter and Larsen, Henrik Gutzon},
  issn         = {1753-5069},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {414--430},
  publisher    = {Routledge Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Urban Research & Practice},
  title        = {An alternative for whom? The evolution and socio-economy of Danish cohousing},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17535069.2018.1465582},
  doi          = {10.1080/17535069.2018.1465582},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2019},
}