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This Week in the News – October 3rd, 2021

Here are the top stories for the week of October 3rd, 2021.



The latest CoHabitat Network newsletter is out with a focus on #UrbanOctober. This campaign aims to spread the word about community-led housing initiatives, and this year, the focus is on access to land and financing. Check out the newsletter for information on upcoming events.

The Co-Lab Mapping Project (The Netherlands)

Want to know more about The Co-Lab Mapping project? Attend this session from the Together Project on October 7.

Data on collaborative housing is fragmented resulting in too few comparative studies. The Co-Lab Mapping Project aims to fill the knowledge gap.

A panel discussion with international experts will discuss the importance of systematising knowledge about collaborative living resulting in better research and housing policies. Click here to find out more!

Four Co-operators to be Honoured in US Cooperative Hall of Fame 2021

Congrats to Andrew Reicher, housing co-operator and leader for being added to the US Co-operative Development Foundation’s Hall of Fame for 2021 for his outstanding contribution to the #cooperative movement.

During his time with UHAB, the number of low-income resident-owned housing co-ops in New York City has swelled from several dozen to over 1,300 buildings, serving more than 30,000 households, making the city home to the biggest community of shared-equity housing co-ops in the US. Click here to learn more.

Housing and Climate Change: Housing Co-ops Pioneering Green Solutions

Coop News took a look at some of the housing co-ops around the world tackling climate change. From France to New Zealand, housing co-ops are tackling climate change by switching to renewable energy, providing microgrants, running sewage water recycling systems, using straw bale insulation and the list goes on. Residential buildings have a key role to play in tackling the climate crisis, not only due to their carbon footprint but also their considerable mitigation potential.

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