Cohousing Movement Co-Founder Charles Durrett to speak in San Francisco on November 30, 2010

Cohousing movement co-founder Charles Durrett, will be giving a talk in SF this month. Chuck will discuss "key strategies to designing cohousing communities with social and physical structures that support thriving neighborhoods and sustainable lifestyles."

When: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 7:00 - 8:30 PM 

Where: SFSU Institute for Holistic Health Studies
1600 Holloway Ave. Room 213
San Francisco, CA 94132

Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves

  • Sustainable neighborhood design
  • Individual homes combined with extensive common areas
  • Shared spaces for meeting, dining, creating, workshops, storage, etc.
  • Community gardens and edible landscaping
  • Environments designed for pedestrians, kids and active adults
  • Energy-efficient and sustainably-designed buildings
  • Designed with the future residents

Charles Durrett and his wife and business partner, Kathryn McCamant, are the leading North American experts on cohousing and have designed over fifty cohousing communities. An architect, Charles has written several books including The Senior Cohousing Handbook, and along with McCamant, Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves, which introduced cohousing to the U.S. He and his firm, McCamant & Durrett Architects, also designed the new Early Child Education Center on the SFSU campus.
A dynamic speaker, he will share his talent for designing cohousing neighborhoods that support thriving communities and sustainable lifestyles.