Cohousing - Project Planning

Bioregion: 
Auckland

From WOW! to HOW…

Have you ever wondered how it would be:

  • To live in a safe, multi-generational neighbourhood where you are valued and feel you belong?
  • To have privacy and autonomy AND really know your neighbours?
  • To live lightly on the earth and not have to own and do everything yourself?

Cohousing is a form of collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighbourhoods. Our own local example Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood is a 32-home neighbourhood in Ranui, West Auckland, recognised internationally as a model of socially and environmentally sustainable community, and a finalist in the World Habitat Awards and UN Habitat Awards.

Presenter Robin Allison was the initiator and project coordinator of the entire development and construction phase of Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood. An eco-architect and Earthsong resident, Robin brings a wealth of skills and experience to inspire and assist others to develop sustainable community, either in existing suburbs or new-build.

Learn about this successful community model at three Tuesday seminars:

  1. 5 – 8 pm 24th September - FLOURISHING SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBOURHOODS
  2. 5 – 9 pm 1st October  -  DESIGN FOR COMMUNITY & COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE and EFFECTIVE DECISION-MAKING
  3. 5 – 8 pm 8th October - PROJECT PLANNING

The Earthsong Centre, 457 Swanson Road, Ranui, Auckland

Cost: $150.00 for 3 seminars or $60 each for Seminars 1 & 3, and $75 for Seminar 2

Go to www.robinallison.co.nz for more information and email robin.allison@earthsong.org.nz to register for one or all seminars 

 

 

Seminar 3:

8th October 2019: PROJECT PLANNING

 Part 1 - FROM VISION TO BUILT REALITY

Cohousing projects involve a wide range of steps, from developing a cohesive group vision, through membership processes to collaborative design, legal and financial structures and other development issues. Robin will share some key learnings and processes that help create a successful cohousing neighbourhood.

Part 2 – CREATING THE MAP

Let’s play the Timeline Game! Developed specifically for cohousing groups, this game addresses all the major legal, financial, membership, site and design issues that require attention. Participants work together to create a “map” to guide progress towards a completed neighbourhood. It’s enlightening and lots of fun.

 

Seminar 1:  5 – 8 pm 24th September - FLOURISHING SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBOURHOODS

Seminar 2: 1st October 2019:  DESIGN FOR COMMUNITY & COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE & EFFECTIVE DECISION-MAKING

 

These seminars are supported by the Earthsong Centre Trust www.earthsong.org.nz

Dates: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 17:00 to Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 19:45
Location / Venue: 

457 Swanson Road, Ranui, Auckland

Cost: 
$60-150
More Info: 
http://robinallison.co.nz/