Author: Lois Arkin


Lois Arkin is the founder and Executive Director of the CRSP Institute for Urban Ecovillages (1980), the initial development organization for the Los Angeles Eco-Village (LAEV), and cofounder of its successive development organizations, the Beverly-Vermont Community Land Trust and the Urban Soil/Tierra Urbana Limited Equity Housing Cooperative. She lives and works in LAEV, is a former FIC board member, and former editor of the “Ecovillage Living” column for Communities. She is an Ecovillage Network of the Americas council representative for the Western US and a Board member of the Global Village Institute. Learn more about the Los Angeles Eco-Village at www.laecovillage.org. Lois aspires to be a well-watered vegetable after she is composted in the LAEV courtyard garden, assuming she can get the zoning variance. Articles by Lois Arkin include: Triumphs and Struggles at Los Angeles Eco-Village (Issue # 140) Diversity Issues in Los Angeles Eco-Village (Issue # 155) My Advice to Others Planning to Start an Ecovillage (Issue # 156)

My Advice to Others Planning to Start an Ecovillage

Posted on September 7, 2012 by
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An ecovillage founder offers 10 guidelines for success, including “Start with people.”


Diversity Issues in Los Angeles Eco-Village

Posted on June 7, 2012 by
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A longtime ecovillage activist moves beyond denial to recognize the institutional racism affecting not only her society and her community, but her own way of thinking.