This article was originally published as a part of my role as Head of Content for Co-Liv, an international Coliving organization. View the original article here. Last week Co-Liv had the honor of sponsoring The Urban Developer Co-Living & Build-to-Rent vSummit based out of Australia, but attracting panelists and participants from across the world. The Urban Developer … Continue reading Urban Developer vSummit Recap
While spatial design is something that I’ve always been curious about, it isn’t one of the reasons why I became interested in the Coliving movement. If I had to guess, I’d say this is the case for the majority of the people in the industry: they are curious about spatial design, but more interested in … Continue reading Spatial Design for Coliving
Coliving Operators face a perceived dilemma between Community and Scalability. This article reviews why the dilemma exists in the first place, and suggests that a multi-tiered community approach could serve as a potential solution for Coliving companies to facilitate AND scale great communities.
What is the ideal living environment during a pandemic? When so much of what we take for granted is immediately taken away from us, what living solutions can best respond to our new list of wants and needs? In this article we'll make the case that Coliving communities, when compared with traditional living solutions, are better prepared to navigate macro-adversities such as a global pandemic due to economic, social, and safety advantages.
For Coliving operators, a big part of their value proposition is facilitating community gatherings that will lead to meaningful connections amongst their residents. In my discussions with Coliving professionals across the world, I have discovered countless elements to consider while planning a gathering. In this article, we'll dive into the issue of gathering size and attempt to discover what the ideal gathering size is for Coliving operators.
Part 4b of the Case for Coliving series covers how Coliving can Decrease the Network’s Disadvantages including political isolation, societal polarization, and curbing creativity. We also discuss how homogenous communities can affect Coliving and review strategies to ensure that Coliving companies create the best possible communities in today’s societies.
Part 4a of the Case for Coliving series covers how Coliving can Magnify Advantages of Modern Living. We find that Coliving can help lead to more comfortable living, more efficient social movements, and increasing the positive effects of weak ties.
In December of 2019 I had the opportunity to attend a Coliving industry Meetup in Singapore co-hosted by Co-Liv, a non-profit empowering Coliving around the world, and Sharies, a Coliving operator based in France. Check out this post for my three biggest takeaways from the event.
Part 3 of the Case for Coliving series covers the Advantages and Disadvantages of living in Networks. We discover that changes to modern living have made our individual lives more comfortable in a variety of ways, but at the expense of isolating us from diverse perspectives and polarizing our communities.
Part 2 of the Case for Coliving series covers How We Live. We learn about the old American community called the Township and how it was built on a foundation of strong middle ring relationships. We then discover that many American communities have transformed to a new type of community called the Network that is based on strong inner and outer ring relationships.