A new form of housing delivery in Germany and France – Part 2

PART 2: Criticisms of cohousing and the role of government in promoting this form of housing delivery In Part 1 of this two-part blog post, I discussed cohousing in the German context and its potential for improving the built environment from an ecological perspective with more energy-efficient buildings, and also from a social sustainability perspective. … More A new form of housing delivery in Germany and France – Part 2

A new form of housing delivery in Germany and France – Part 1

Part 1: Cohousing the German context During our field research into ecourban neighbourhoods in Northern Europe, we saw German and French examples of resident-led housing design and development as an alternative form of housing provision, known in North America as co-housing[1]. In the first part of this two-part blog post, I introduce  the principles behind … More A new form of housing delivery in Germany and France – Part 1