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
Cohousing Friendly Regulations

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As we deal with the City, County, State and Federal governments in getting our projects started, there could be comprehensive Plans, Zoning codes, building code, subsidies, loan guarantees, etc.—all government instruments—that could benefit Cohousing just as similar provisions now benefit agriculture, defense and a myriad of other activities in our nation. We should be asking and lobbying government entities to better support cohousing in the future.

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Matthew Gebhart

Portland State University
Matthew Gebhardt is an Assistant Professor of Urban Studies & Planning and Real Estate Development at Portland State University, having previously worked as a senior associate at an interdisciplinary consulting firm managing a variety of planning, development, and design projects... Read More →
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Dean Smith

Evergeen State Sustainable Communities
Dean is one of the founders of Sunnyside Village Cohousing in Marysville, WA.  In the course this effort he enumerates the difficulties of getting cohousing started and suggests solutions in local, state and national policies.  Facebook... Read More →

Saturday June 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT