Living together – Cohousing Ideas and Realities Around the World

Author(s): 
edited by Professor Dick Urban Vestbro
Year of publication: 
2011
Short description: 
Plenary papers from first International Conference on Collaborative Housing, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2010.

Living together – Cohousing Ideas and Realities Around the World This book, edited by Professor Dick Urban Vestbro, is the most comprehensive documentation available about housing with common spaces and shared facilities. It is based on the first International Conference on Collaborative Housing, which took place in Stockholm, Sweden in May 2010. The book contains all 11 plenary papers, three specially written papers and elaborate reports from the 16 conference workshops. It includes examples from Europe, North America, Australia, Japan and other countries. With its 234 pages and 180 illustrations it is an excellent source for researchers, housing companies, politicians, activists and non-government organizations interested in how to solve challenges such as the ageing of societies and other transformations in household structures, how to relate to problems of urban anonymity and isolation, and how to promote gender equality, neighborly cooperation and sustainable lifestyles. The book may be ordered from: kollektivhus.nu[at]gmail[dot]com. The price is Eur 25 + postage for single copies (cheaper when ordering ten copies or more).