Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Re: Intentional Communities vs. Planned Communities

Author:Anita Rowland
Posted:11/1/1999; 10:26:26 AM
Topic:Democracy, personalisation and Reputation Managers
Msg #:12592 (In response to 12575)
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Planned communities are real-estate developments like Reston. They don't look so revolutionary these days, since most large-scale developments include open space, mixed use, walking paths, etc. -- things that made Reston (and Columbia) really cool when new.

by Intentional communities, maybe you are thinking of something more like cohousing? A group of folks get together, have endess meetings to build consensus, build their space, then contribute to the work of maintaining it and networking together. One needs a high tolerance for committee meetings to live in such a place, I think! But the results can be worthwhile.

Anita of Anita's BOD and Anita's LOL

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