Community Resources

Resources to help you learn, get support, get started:

Women for Living in Community is a leading resource on this movement of community based living arrangements. Whether you are seeking to join a community, research what it’s like to live in one or want to learn about this growing phenomenon, check back here. We’ll continue to update our books, articles, associations and provide a listing of other community related networks.  If you have any resources that you feel we could add, please click here to submit it and share.  See below for our Monthly Featured resource.

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rosschapin

This month’s featured resource is Ross Chapin Architects.  Why? Ross Chapin is one of the first forerunners of the concept of Pocket Neighborhoods.

“Chapin describes pocket neighborhoods as a secluded cluster of homes gathered around a shared open space such as a courtyard or garden. The concept was developed in 1996 in Langley, Washington by himself and developer Jim Soules when they noticed a lack of community within certain areas.”

Ross Chapin designs are award-winning and built around the concept of community in a way that keeps individuality and yet nurtures family. These are fundamental elements of any community and especially the kind of community Women for Living in Community believes in. We invite you to buy their book or check out their website for more information.

Buy the Book: Pocket Neighborhoods:  Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World

Visit the Website at www.rosschapin.com.

 

 

Women For Living in Community