An interview with Charles Durrett

Senior Cohousing: The First Three Years

One can argue that cohousing has already affected much of the housing market—for example, the design elements in multi-family affordable housing that intentionally encourage neighbor interaction. Or, another example, single-family neighborhoods, where the residents of a street can vote to close the whole street to cars, create kid-play areas in the middle, and require people to park at both ends. A change like that vastly alters the behavior of residents and how well they know each other...

Architect Charles Durrett has designed over 30 cohousing communities in North America and has consulted on many more around the world. This wide-ranging interview by Guest Editor Raines Cohen touches all the bases.

Fall 2008 Issue

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