The Building Centre to host panel discussion on Co-housing
On Monday 14 December the Building Center in London will host a panel discussion on the theme 'Rethinking the way we live: Co-housing'.
Several questions remain open and will be debated: What can the designers and planners of conventional residential developments learn from co-housing projects? Is it possible to design-out social isolation? Should housing associations, developers and councils be looking to this typology as a mainstream option for UK housing?
The panel discussion will be chaired by Professor Irena Bauman, Sustainable Urbanism, University of Sheffield. Speakers include: Meredith Bowles of Mole Architects, winners of the Cambridge K1 Co-housing Group competition, creating Cambridge's first co-housing project.; Maria Brenton of Older Women's Co-housing, the first co-housing community for senior people in the UK; Stephen Hill of C20 Future Planners, experts in neighbourhood-scale regeneration and spatial planning; David Saxby of Architecture 00, award winning architects working on self-led housing and action-led research.