The Priorities Institute

Last updated: April 18, 2012 (3 years ago)

Listing created on: December 31, 1999

The Priorities Institute

(Denver, Colorado, United States)

Mission Statement:

Sustainable Land Use Planning

Community Description:

We run an educational nonprofit organization and focus on moral evolution, current events, governmental structure, land use planning, and car-free city designs; see: and We create models for autoless, livable cities for eco-homes to cities up to 90,000 people. We are offering design work for eco-cities, intentional communities, and cohousing for select groups. Ideally, we’d love to have investors to create a development. We’re also open to join a community, preferably an Ithaca-ecovillage-type development. We’re not of a particular religion, but we are tolerant. We love reading, designing sustainable communities, well-behaved pets and kids, research and writing, visiting hip communities, educational programs, homeschooling, history, gardening, light partying, controlled drinking, silly humor, tasty foods, lotsa friends, meeting interesting folks, music, living in the here and now while reflecting on the past and planning a better future. Contact: Logan Perkins at the phone number or email address listed above.



  • Current Number of Residences: 1
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)


  • Adult Members: 3
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: We don’t have a community per se, just a shared house with some cool people. However, I’ve studied intentional communities for 25 plus years and am open to collaborating in some capacity with others in creating or joining a community.
  • Membership Process: Just a suburban house


  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No


  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used often.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

Additional Comments


Fair Housing Laws

This community acknowledges that their listing does not include any potential violations of the Fair Housing Law, or that they do not provide housing. For any questions about this topic please see our Content Policies and contact FIC with any questions or concerns:


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We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge