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The 2019 National Cohousing Conference in Portland, Oregon was a huge success. For information about future conferences visit the CohoUS website and subscribe to the newsletter. You can view and download a souvenir PDF with photos and more info about the conference.
Saturday, June 1 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Sustainability and Resilience in Cohousing

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Most cohousing communities strive for sustainability. With the increase in climate-change-related emergencies, many are realizing the importance of resilience as well. This session will cover strategies for designing and living more sustainably and resiliently, and will include a case study of life in cohousing during a 4-day power outage.

Speakers
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Bryan Bowen

Caddis PC
Bryan Bowen is an architect dedicated to the design of buildings and neighborhoods that explore how we may live more lightly upon our earth in beautiful and healthy environments. Bryan's niche is cohousing, though his work includes single-family homes, affordable housing, mixed-use... Read More →
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Mary Kraus

Mary Kraus Architect
Mary Kraus, AIA, LEED BD+C is a cohousing architect and facilitator who has worked with over two dozen communities in the US and Canada over the past thirty years. She was a founding board member of the Cohousing Network (now Coho US). She lives at Pioneer Valley Cohousing, the first... Read More →


Saturday June 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Parlors A&B