Co-Housing Offers A Fresh Approach To Sustainable Development

A return to community focused development is changing the design of neighborhoods across the country. Leon Kaye explains how the Mountain View Co-Housing's 19 new condos could provide a model for other cities.
November 7, 2011, 11am PST | George Haugh
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In the last few decades, American homes have frequently been built like fortresses, eschewing sidewalks in favor of basement treadmills, and designed to maximize the use of private transportation.

A new approach in Silicon Valley is seeking to foster closer interaction between residents in order to aid the projects sustainability. Owners will have the option to share laundry and cooking facilities, while living in airy apartments designed to self-regulate air temperature with minimal reliance on air conditioning.

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Published on Monday, November 7, 2011 in The Guardian
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