Communities Magazine — Spring 2013
Affordability and Self-Reliance
New Issue in Print, Free Articles Published Online
Affordability and Self-Reliance—Issue #158
Our latest Communities issue on Affordability And Self-Reliance is proving to be one of our most popular issues. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now!
Our Spring 2013 issue focuses on Affordability and Self-Reliance. Authors describe the many advantages of community living in reducing living costs through sharing and greater self-reliance—and also the obstacles people encounter in making community affordable. Articles document specific strategies employed in cohousing, land trust communities, ecovillages, and elsewhere to create economic accessibility—as well as stories of coping with illness, decision-making quandaries, and elderhood. Please join us!
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Articles Featured Online. The following articles from our new issue have been posted at communities.ic.org
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- Publisher’s Note: The Dryer, the Chain Saw, and the Laptop by Laird Schaub
- Notes from the Editor: Affording Communities by Chris Roth
- Self-Reliance, Right Livelihood, and Economic “Realities”: Finding Peace in Compromise by Abeja Hummel
- Communities, Political Empowerment, and Collective Self-Sufficiency by Mary Wildfire
- Affordability: Angst and Angels by Kim Goodwin
- Creating a Community of Homesteaders by Kim Scheidt
- Affordability at Sunrise Ranch by Gary Goodhue
- Money and Sustainability at Green Valley Village by Fen Liano
- Self-Reliance In and Out of Community by Janel Healy
- Affordability: What It’s Good For by Irena Hollowell
- Achieving Affordability with Cohousing by Joanna Winter and Charles Durrett
- Making Cohousing Affordable: Strategies and Successes by Betsy Morris
- Affordability Strategies and Contrasts by Oz Ragland and Wendy Willbanks Wiesner
- Maintaining Affordability and Sustainability: Saving for the Future by Sharon Villines
- Making It Naturally Affordable: O.U.R. Ecovillage Breaks Regulatory Ground by Brandy Gallagher
- Canadian Ecovillages: Perspectives on Affordability by Russ Purvis
- Working for Spring Time by Capra Carruba
- Affordability for Whom? by Paul Freundlich
- Consensus and the Burden of Added Process: Are There Easier Ways to Make Decisions?--Busting the Myth That Consensus-with-Unanimity Is Good for Communities, Part III by Diana Leafe Christian
- With Arms Spread Wide with Love by Arjuna da Silva
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