20 Feb '12, 2pm

Green Building Q&A: Planned communities

At a social event last night, a friend who owns a 25-acre parcel asked me about resources for developers (or groups of friends) thinking about building a cluster of houses where like-minded people can live near each other. My friend is wary of the endless meetings associated with co-housing, and is also aware of the issues that arise when a group of friends build adjacent houses, only to have situations change due to divorce, deaths, and inheritance. So who can recommend Web resources discussing these issues -- questions about: 1. Subdividing land 2. Intentional communities 3. Legal issues around whether planned communities have to sell homes to anyone who shows up with a checkbook, or whether families living in planned communities can choose their neighbors. 4. Pitfalls and advice for anyone thinking about building a cluster of energy-efficient homes for like-minded peopl...

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