No More Cohousing, but Still Cohousing

Jacopo Gresleri

For some time there has been a dizzying increase in publications about collaborative housing (specifically on cohousing), described and studied from the architectural perspective, but even more from the point of view of managerial and generative processes.

Through their own algorithms, academic social platforms offer new contributions almost daily from researchers engaged in the investigation of the development, constitution and management methods of these forms of collective housing. The role of stakeholders and users is analyzed, along with how the groups are defined and created, feasible financing solutions, etc. in a positivist perspective on an alleged, progressive, quantitative increase in creating what is considered the most attractive housing solution in recent times. In fact, cohousing is more and more often cited as the great innovation of the 21st century in the housing field, and it is intended as the possible socio-ecologically sustainable alternative with the potential to move financiers, administrations and residents’ interests.

The “co-generative housing” network within the city and its suburbs. A real connection of spaces-services-facilities.
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