Wednesday, May 2nd AT 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tour: Urban CoHousing – The Essentials for Organizing and Developing Community

Pre-Registration Required. Click here to pre-register. 
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TIMING: Wed, May 2, 2018 (9:00am-12:00pm) 
PRICING: $25/person 
LOCATION: PDX Commons CoHousing, 4262 SE Belmont, Portland, OR 97215

All attendees must meet at PDX Commons Co-Housing. Please note that transportation is not provided to/from the Doubletree Hotel. Attendees can use Lyft, Uber, or taxi to get to PDX Commons; cost is approximately $9. If attendees would like to carpool over and share the cost, please meet at the Registration Desk at the Oregon Convention Center at 8:30am. Attendees can self-organize and carpool together. 

As an antidote to social isolation, cohousing provides an alternative solution for individuals, families, and seniors who are seeking greater sustainability, community, and purposeful living. While cohousing inNorth America has typically been created in rural and suburban settings, urban projects are gaining traction as people are realizing the benefits to reducing their environmental footprint, looking for walkable communities with shared resources, and building social capital within a greater neighborhood.

Using two recently completed urban cohousing communities as case studies (being onsite and touring one), the audience will gain an understanding of how the intentional actions of individuals acting in consensus of the group successfully created a resilient community and new home. Comparing and contrasting the two paths through community building, design, financing, and design the attendees will see the hurdles and successes of each project. The session is planned to be interactive with ample time for questions and discussion.

You are eligible for a refund of this ticket less a $15 Service Fee, until all refunds close at 11:59pm on April 17, 2018.


Grace Kim
Architect + Partner
Schemata Workshop, Inc
Joren Bass
Project Manager
Urban Development + Partners
Michael Mariano
Architect + Partner
Schemata Workshop, Inc