San Francisco

Living Better, Together

Lunchtime Forum

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Have you ever dreamed of creating your own urban utopia? Our region may have a long history of cooperative housing efforts — from hippie communes to cohousing to more recent community homes that target younger tech professionals — but Germany's “baugruppen” have become the model for developing modern cohousing projects. Get inspired as we talk with experts about cohousing, cooperative living and how we can import a German housing concept to the Bay Area.

+ Jon Dishotsky / Starcity
+ Mike Eliason / Patano Studio
+ Courtney E. Martin / author of The New Better Off
+ Katie McCamant / CoHousing Solutions


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