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Author Nelson, Anitra.

Title Small is necessary : shared living on a shared planet / Anitra Nelson.

Imprint London : Pluto Press, 2018.
Publication Info. 2018

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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Does small mean less? Not necessarily. In an era of housing crises, environmental unsustainability and social fragmentation, the need for more sociable, affordable and sustainable housing is vital. The answer? Shared living - from joint households to land-sharing, cohousing and ecovillages. Using successful examples from a range of countries, Anitra Nelson shows how 'eco-collaborative housing' - resident-driven low impact living with shared facilities and activities - can address the great social, economic and sustainability challenges that householders and capitalist societies face today. Sharing living spaces and facilities results in householders having more amenities and opportunities for neighbourly interaction. Small is Necessary places contemporary models of 'alternative' housing and living at centre stage arguing that they are outward-looking, culturally rich, with low ecological footprints and offer governance techniques for a more equitable and sustainable future.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Less is more : living closely on a finite planet -- Part I: Compact urban housing -- 2. Once we were small : traditional and contemporary homes -- 3. Apartment living in cities -- 4. Apartment household practices and affordability -- Part II: Eco-cohousing and ecovillages -- 5. From sharing a house to eco-cohousing -- 6. Ecovillages : sustainability and system change -- Part III: Futures: Scaling up, shared landscapes, shared livelihoods -- 7. 'Will you dance with us?' : governments and collaborative housing -- 8. 'To market, to market' : eco-collaborative housing for sale -- 9. Grassroots sustainability, sociality and governance. conclusion -- 10. Small is necessary and, with sharing, feasible.
Subject Shared housing.
Shared housing -- Sociological aspects.
Ecological houses.
Social issues and processes.
Society and culture : general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
SCIENCE -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- General.
Ecological houses. (OCoLC)fst00901455
Shared housing. (OCoLC)fst01115263
Shared housing -- Sociological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01115266
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 0745334229 9780745334226 (OCoLC)986563351
ISBN 9781786801883 (electronic bk.)
1786801884 (electronic bk.)
0745334229
9780745334226
0745334229
9780745334226
0745334237
9780745334233
Standard No. 9780745334226

 
    
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