This CoHousing Hui conference will cover the topic of collective urban housing in Aotearoa and will run from 9.00 am – 4.30 pm on Tuesday the 12th of February. It will be followed by an informal event at the Havana Bar in Wigan Street from 4.30-6.30pm.
The conference includes a presentation by Dr Michael LaFond, Founder and Director of id22: Institute for Creative Sustainability, Berlin. The other presentations range across the subjects of NZ cohousing communities, including CoHaus, Ohu, Earthsong, Delhi Village, High Street Cohousing, as well as a range of emerging cohousing communities from throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. The afternoon will cover topics emerging from the day in an ‘Open Space’ format allowing participants to drive the conversations they want to have, likely covering some of the following topics:
- Community, Governance, Inclusion, Communication & Conflict resolution
- Access to land
- Legal & Financial structures
- The role of lenders
- The role of government
- Design, Ecology & Sustainability
- Long term affordability of housing
The Ministry for Housing and Urban Development, Wellington City Council, Hutt Valley City Council and Porirua City Council are also sending representatives.
The conference will also coincide with the NZ opening of the international exhibition Cohousing Inclusive from the 11th-20th February in the School of Architecture.