Cohousing and Housing Co-op

Cohousing is an intentional community of private homes clustered around shared space. The term originated in Denmark in late 1960s. Each attached or single family home has traditional amenities, including a private kitchen. Shared spaces typically feature a common house, which may include a large kitchen and dining area, laundry, and recreational spaces. Shared outdoor space may include parking, walkways, open space, and gardens. Neighbors also share resources like tools and lawnmowers.

Households have independent incomes and private lives, but neighbors collaboratively plan and manage community activities and shared spaces. The legal structure is typically a homeowner association or housing cooperative. Community activities feature regularly scheduled shared meals, meetings, and workdays. Neighbors gather for parties, games, movies, or other events. Cohousing makes it easy to form clubs, organize child and elder care, and carpool.

Cohousing facilitates interaction among neighbors and thereby provides social, practical, economic, and environmental benefits.

What’s the difference between cohousing and a housing co-op?


One simple way to build someone’s confidence: Ask for their advice – IDEAS.TED.COM

This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from people in the TED community.

« As you provide and receive advice, you’ll boost one another’s confidence and unearth ideas that help with your own problems.«

CIFA Italia: costruiamo la comunità del futuro a partire dai bambini

Pubblichiamo l’intervista integrale a Marco Pastori, responsabile ufficio progetti e fundraising di CIFA Italia, un’organizzazione torinese che lavora nei paesi in via di sviluppo e in Italia per promuovere il protagonismo giovanile e per diffonderne la cultura. Collabora con le persone, con le famiglie e con le comunità, realizzando progetti di adozione, di cooperazione e di educazione alla cittadinanza globale. In questo modo promuove il protagonismo di bambini e giovani di tutto il mondo affinché diventino i futuri attori del cambiamento.

Community workers in Wuhan « key to the battle against coronavirus »



With nine million people in Wuhan forced to stay within their communities to avoid cross infection, community work has become key to the fight against coronavirus. Community workers in Wuhan are under huge pressure due to the heavy workload and high risks. Our reporter Wang Kailin has followed some of them and filed this report.

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday arrived in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, to inspect the prevention and control work.

After leaving Huoshenshan Hospital, President Xi visited Donghu New Town community to learn about community-based efforts in the epidemic prevention and control and the measures being taken to ensure the supply of daily essentials.

He conveyed his regards and expressed gratitude to community residents and frontline workers.


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GEORGE MTEMAHANJI #SunSweet Solar – Young Tanzanian switching on rural areas with solar energy

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In 2003, nine-year-old George Mtemahanji left his home in Ifakara, a small rural town in Tanzania’s Kilombero District, to move to Italy where his mother had managed to secure work. It was eight years before he was able to return to his birth town, and he was surprised to see it faced the same problems it had when he left.


Eco Village solar system

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Association La Cravate Solidaire



La Cravate Solidaire collecte en entreprises et auprès de particuliers des tenues professionnelles pour homme et femme. Il s’agira de costumes, tailleurs, chaussures, vestes, chemises, pantalons, cravates et accessoires.

L’association distribue des costumes et tailleurs pour accompagner et favoriser l’accès à l’emploi des personnes que nous aidons. Des coachs en image et recruteurs bénévoles interviennent auprès de nos bénéficiaires pour leur fournir des conseils verbaux et non-verbaux à maîtriser en entretien d’embauche.

L’association distribue des costumes et tailleurs pour accompagner et favoriser l’accès à l’emploi des personnes que nous aidons. Des coachs en image et recruteurs bénévoles interviennent auprès de nos bénéficiaires pour leur fournir des conseils verbaux et non-verbaux à maîtriser en entretien d’embauche.

> Vous avez un peu de temps et souhaitez participer au projet ?
> Vous souhaitez organiser une collecte de vêtements au sein de votre entreprise ?
> Vous êtes une association et souhaitez mettre en place un partenariat ?
> Vous avez une idée de projet à nous soumettre ?
> Vous avez des vêtements à donner ? C’est par ici.


Ein Gemeinschaftsgarten ist ein als Garten genutztes Stück Land, das von einer Gruppe von Personen gemeinsam bewirtschaftet wird.

Gemeinschaftsgärten und Kommunalpolitik


Migrant Integration Lab

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Entrepreneur engagé dans l’évolution de notre société et « influenceur d’un monde meilleur» , Yannick Le Guern est le fondateur de B1-AKT Leading Sustainable Strategies and Paragon Communication. Il nous explique comment il a imaginé un dispositif européen d’intégration global et pérenne des migrants.

Refugees, humanitarian entrants, family reunification cases, skilled migrants, ethnic minorities, marriage migrants, immigrants and temporary foreign workers, refugees, demoralized and disenfranchised groups (reintegration) , unemployed nationals, 2nd & 3rd generation of migrants, newcomers.

Training and Capacity Building//Successfully manage migrant integration: NGO’s, Institutions and organizations working on Migrant Integration Issues




eCivis es una organización sin fines de lucro ubicada en Getxo (País Vasco), desde 2012. Trabajamos para el empoderamiento de la ciudadanía a través del conocimiento y la información, impulsando diferentes propuestas y proyectos destinados a estimular los debates y talleres sobre lo que Europa queremos. y promover la participación ciudadana.

eCivis is a non-profit organization placed in Getxo (Basque Country), since 2012. We work for the citizenship empowerment through knowledge and information, boosting different proposals as well as projects aimed to stimulate debates and workshops about what Europe we want, and to promote citizenship participation.

eCivis est une organisation à but non lucratif établie à Getxo (Pays basque) depuis 2012. Nous œuvrons pour l’autonomisation des citoyens par le biais de la connaissance et de l’information, en promouvant différentes propositions et projets visant à stimuler les débats et les ateliers sur l’Europe. nous voulons et promouvoir la participation citoyenne.