SOURCE: Cohousing Association of the United States

Cohousing Association of the United States

June 06, 2012 14:15 ET

The Nation's Most Influential Conference on Cohousing and Sustainable Communities -- the 2012 National Cohousing Conference -- Comes to Oakland June 13-17

Gathering Place & Tours for Architects, City Planners, Cohousers and Developers to Set the Stage for Creating More Socially, Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Neighborhoods

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jun 6, 2012) - A worldwide reinvention of communities is going on and the Bay Area is at the center of the movement -- the Cohousing Movement. Brought to the US from Denmark in the early 1990s by architects Katie McCamant and Chuck Durrett, cohousing brings together the value of private homes within an intentional community and sets the pace for affordable, green, and connected neighborhoods. Reflecting 20 years of building the most sustainable communities out there, the cohousing neighborhood model addresses elements of many regional plans for future housing needs, keeps people connected and reduces the use of the earth's nonrenewable resources. Sharing meals, cars, childcare, gardens and equipment makes cohousing an affordable lifestyle and decreases an individual's carbon footprint.

WHEN: June 13-17, 2012

WHERE: Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway St., Oakland, CA

WHO: Founders of the Cohousing Movement in the US, Chuck Durrett and Katie McCamant, award-winning California architects with Cohousing Partners, LLC, will examine how recent tough economic times have created an exciting future for the Cohousing Movement.

WHAT: 2012 National Cohousing Conference with more than 35 interactive workshops and presentations by cohousing experts. Tours of a dozen diverse cohousing communities in the greater Bay Area 6/13-15.

PRESS: Press will receive free registration for the main conference, tours and all workshop sessions, including meals. Press must register for the conference. Please contact Mary Lou Thiercof mlt@workingimages.com for the FREE Press Registration Codes. Interviews may also be arranged in advance or at the conference with cohousing founders Katie McCamant & Chuck Durrett, keynoters and authors John Robbins & Duane Elgin, along with cohousing community members, through Rebecca Lane, ExecDir@cohousing.org or 206-852-0218.

MORE INFO.: http://conference.cohousing.org

About the Cohousing Association of the United States
The Cohousing Association of the United States (Coho/US) is the primary nonprofit association for cohousing residents and communities throughout the US. Coho/US's mission is to promote the awareness and development of cohousing and to provide sustenance to existing cohousing communities across the country. http://www.cohousing.org

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Rebecca Lane
    Cohousing Association of the U.S.
    Email Contact
    206-852-0218

    Mary Lou Thiercof
    Working Images
    Email Contact
    510-336-1047