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CoHousing NSW blog follows cohousing activities around the state. Our aim together with Australia Cohousing is to create and promote intentional, intergenerational & sustainable communities based on the Cohousing model.
Many thanks to all the people who placed an interest in being part of cohousing in Sydney, however there isn't any existing cohosing neighbourhood in Sydney or NSW, only attempts in creating one.
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25 Apr 2012
'Social Cities'- Report by Grattan Institute
"This report explores these and other aspects of our cities. While it
is not comprehensive, it draws together a wide range of current
knowledge into a single document. A clear thread running through
our findings is that people attract people: we like (and need) to be
around one another".
"Many issues facing our cities are enormous, difficult, and
expensive to tackle. Residents often feel they have no say in
decisions affecting them. But improving social connection is not
necessarily hard or costly. In many cases big returns can come
from small outlays, as shown by examples in our appendix.
Conversely, the loneliness and isolation that result from neglect of
our social needs will cost individuals and society dearly. After all,
cities are for people."
on Page 47 of the report cohousing is presented as one contemporary example of innovation in residential arrangements .
Kelly, J-F.; Breadon, P.; Davis, C.; Hunter, A.; Mares, P.; Mullerworth, D.; Weidmann, B., 2012, Social Cities, Grattan Institute, Melbourne.