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Co-Living, A Natural Trend
This conversation is extremely important for designers of housing. Co-living offers a financial advantage to emerging blue and white collar talent choosing to live in urban settings where jobs flourish. For instance, college campuses around the nation have embraced understanding what attracts students to their university. Co-living with like-minded contemporaries, while maintaining privacy, is attractive for years after graduation.
Thriving economies such as the San Francisco Bay Area and many others have long been encumbered with how to make housing affordable and attractive in metropolitan tight markets. There is no right or wrong way, just the need to make the model flexible as cultural and habitation influences evolve.
Having designed and built dozens of developer driven housing projects, along with many university living-learning centers, the concept of co-living as a viable future trend makes for a good common sense approach. If done well, densifying through rehabilitation or new construction allows for social, political and economic advantages for all millennials at the beginning of their journey, right?
Great subject article in the https://archplanbaltimore.blogspot.com with the back-up metrics.
Very nicely written informational op-ed tied to all the following:
The Guardian: Co-living': the end of urban loneliness – or cynical corporate dormitories?
Forbes: Is Co-Living The New Co-Working?
J-Stor Daily: Co-Living, the Hot New Trend of 1898 ("Eleanor Clubs")
I now have another good resource. Thank you Klaus for sharing this one.