Resilient and Sustainable Community: Insights from the Cohousing Research Network

Presented by Angela Sanguinetti and other researchers

Session Description

Cohousing researchers from different academic fields will present research on cohousing as resilient and sustainable community. The presentations will include: (1) an introduction to the concepts of resilience and sustainability from the relevant academic perspectives, (2) discussion of aspects of cohousing that align (or do not align) with these concepts, and (3) research conducted that explains how cohousing is (or can be) resilient and sustainable. Presentations to be followed by Q and A.

The Presenters

• Betsy Morris, Ph.D. “Governance in Cohousing and Other Community Living Arrangements.”
• Chuck MacLane, Ph.D., Social Science Research Consultant: "Social and Structural Attributes of Resilient Cohousing Communities"
• Fiona Patterson, DSW, Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Vermont: "Multigenerational Living in Cohousing as Resilient and Sustainable Housing"
• Heidi Berggren, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth: “Cohousing and Resiliency in Political and Civic Engagement”
• Nancy Francis, M.S. Psychology, J.D., M.S. Gerontology, University of NC Wilmington. "Aging in place in cohousing: relying on community care during age-related long-term health needs."
• Robert Boyer, Ph.D. Department of Geography & Earth Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. "Who is interested in Cohousing in the USA?: Results of a National Survey on Cohousing and the Sharing Economy."

Facilitator: Angela Sanguinetti, PhD, CRN Director, Coho/US Board Member, UC Davis Postdoctoral Researcher