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The Urban Book Series

The Co-Housing Phenomenon

Environmental Alliance in Times of Changes

Authors: Giorgi, Emanuele

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  • Presents 50 case studies of co-housing projects all over the world
  • Shows how co-housing can serve as a tool to promote social and urban sustainability
  • Reviews the most famous typologies of shared living in different parts of the world across human history
  • Situates co-housing as a microscale response to macroscale challenges posed by environmental degradation and the decline of communitarian ways of living
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This book presents 50 case studies of contemporary co-housing projects spread all over the world to show how communities of shared living have become a global phenomenon that can serve as a tool to promote social and urban sustainability. By presenting evidence that shared housing experiences are capable of revitalizing sterile urban fabrics and promoting social sustainable practices, the volume situates co-housing experiences as microscale responses to the macroscale challenges posed by environmental degradation and the decline of communitarian ways of living.

The volume also reviews the most famous typologies of shared living in different parts of the world across human history. By analyzing historical experiences in different regions of Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania, the author shows that living together is part of a historical culture of sharing that is being rediscovered all over the world by people who activate public spaces, work in shared offices or live in contractual communities.

The Co-Housing Phenomenon – Environmental Alliance in Times of Changes will be of interest to both professionals and scholars involved in urban design, urban planning and architecture, especially those in the field of sustainable urbanism. It will also be a valuable resource for public agents and civil society organizations dealing with housing, social, environmental and sustainability policies.


About the authors

Emanuele Giorgi is Full Time Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture, Art and Design of Tecnológico de Monterrey in Chihuahua (Mexico), he develops activities of teaching and research about the topics of communities and territorial sustainable development. He is PhD in Civil Engineering and Architecture, title earned in 2016 at the University of Pavia (Italy) with a research on communities and contemporary relationship between Humanity and Environment. For his research activities on territorial phenomena, he is member of the International Society of Urban Health (ISUH) and of the laboratory China Lab (China architecture urban studies Lab), which is an international research network operative mainly between Italy and China. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-37097-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-37096-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Co-Housing Phenomenon
Book Subtitle
Environmental Alliance in Times of Changes
Authors
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37097-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37097-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37096-1
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 269
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 188 illustrations in colour
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