Category: Co-housing

Sprouting innovation: Part 3, Grow and garden

8 January, 2016 (10:00) | Apartments, Co-housing, Co-working, Homeownership, Housing, Innovation, Leases, Markets, Property management, Rental, Urban renewal, Urbanization, US News, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As established in the preceding two parts of this post, which takes as its point of departure an intelligently curious report by Alana Semuels in The Atlantic (6 November 2015) about the novel co-living/ co-working concept being developed by two entrepreneurs […]

Sprouting innovation: Part 2, Choose the right ground

7 January, 2016 (10:00) | Apartments, Co-housing, Co-working, Homeownership, Housing, Innovation, Leases, Markets, Property management, Rental, Urban renewal, US News, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s Part 1, exploring the novel concept of co-living atop co-working in downtown Syracuse, New York, using as source material an intriguing first-person report (she even took the article’s photographs) from Alana Semuels in The Atlantic (6 November 2015), presented the developers’ vision of people living […]

Sprouting innovation: Part 1, Choose the right seed

6 January, 2016 (10:00) | Apartments, Co-housing, Co-working, Homeownership, Housing, Innovation, Leases, Markets, Property management, Rental, Urban renewal, Urbanization, US News, Zoning | No comments

By: David A. Smith In innovation, for every success there must be a hundred failures, as everyone from Archimedes to Thomas Edison must periodically remind himself.  Failing with purpose is part of the job description – and that in turn means giving oneself permission to fail, permission to look foolish, permission to do what in […]

Paradise future? Part 2, operations

12 January, 2009 (10:16) | Chapter 40B, Co-housing, Concepts in housing, Housing, Innovations, Local issues, Massachusetts, Tenure, Zoning and land use | 6 comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   Yesterday’s exploration of the interesting experiment of co-housing, based on a sympathetic Boston Globe account, had reached the point of a completed development, using as an anti-snob crowbar the powerful lever of Massachusetts’ Chapter 40B law to produce a development that the founders swear up down and sideways ‘will’ […]

Paradise future? Part 1, development

9 January, 2009 (10:22) | Chapter 40B, Co-housing, Housing, Innovations, Local issues, Massachusetts, Tenure, Zoning and land use | 1 comment

The older I get, the less faith I place in future-tense verbs.   Character is what you are in the dark   Thus it was with a fair dose of jaundice that I read a sympathetic Boston Globe account of a new approach to affordable housing, co-housing:   Co-housing?  Bah, humbug!   The idea started […]