Author: Moumita Chakraborty


A New Look at Modern Aging

Posted on September 18, 2017 by
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This article first appeared on Cohousing USA’s blog here. By Charles Durrett. The last nails are being hammered in. Fresh paint still clings to the damp air. In Port Townsend, Washington, residents of the newly-built Quimper Village Senior Cohousing eagerly await moving into the neighborhood that they co-designed. The neighborhood that not only symbolizes their… Read More

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Public Banks and Credit Unions: What’s the Difference?

Posted on July 24, 2017 by
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As we’ve been thinking about intentional communities as alternative loci for power, the question of money and other ways for storing and using it naturally also came up. This article by Marc Armstrong first appeared on Cowboys on the Common’s blog here.  Anything that takes control from Wall Street banks is viewed by many as… Read More

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Fifty Years of Commune Life

Posted on July 6, 2017 by
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This article first appeared on Commune Life. For a more theoretical take on the Twin Oaks project, we recommend reading Allen Butcher’s excellent article here. When Twin Oaks was founded (in 1967), they thought a revolution was possible in their lifetime and one of the purposes of Twin Oaks was to show how people could… Read More

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Climate Change Needs Community-Based Action

Posted on June 15, 2017 by
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by Ma’ikwe Ludwig This post originally appeared on Cowboys on the Commons. To read Ma’ikwe’s forthcoming book on local environmental activism, Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption, please click here. For a follow-up interview about this article, please go here.  “Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.… Read More

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