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Winter issue #177 – Urban Communities – Communities magazine

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Communities Magazine — Winter 2017
Urban Communities
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Our latest Communities issue on Urban Communities reached subscribers last month. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now!

Communities magazine winter #177

Winter #177 Communities magazine
Our Winter 2017 issue, Urban Communities, takes readers on a journey from the US East Coast through middle America to the West Coast, then to Canada and overseas. The communities featured span an equally broad range—from communes to cohousing, from outward-focused to more inward-focused, from retrofit to custom-built, from ecovillages, intentional neighborhood projects, and service-oriented groups to broader efforts to expand and strengthen the urban commons. As our stories make clear,
and despite popular preconceptions, in many ways no setting is/better/suited to intentional community than an urban one—and, even short of full intentional community, city-dwellers have many, ever-evolving options for creating more connection, mutual support, and sharing in their lives.Articles Featured Online. The following articles from our current issue have been posted in our blog.

Honoring the Conversation

Honoring the Conversation

Honoring the Conversation: Turning a Neighborhood into a Community in Intown Atlanta. Face-to-face conversation strengthens the sense of community among the diverse constituencies of a nonprofit Land Trust.

by Stephen Wing

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Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage

Enright Ridge

Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage: A 13-Year-Old Retrofit Ecovillage in Cincinnati, Ohio.
While it involves inevitable struggles, this replicable model both forms community and provides an ecological framework for living in the Jim SchenkRead more

Compact Community at Maitreya EcoVillage

Compact Community

Compact Community at Maitreya EcoVillage in Eugene, Oregon. 
Urban development needs sufficient density to support functional public transit, bicycling, and walking—while also staying beautiful, fun, green, and rich with Robert BolmanRead more

Also in This Issue

  • Notes from the Editor–Living for the City by Chris Roth
  • Back to the City! by GPaul Blundell
  • Ganas: Finding Home in an Urban Community by Aviva Derenowski
  • DC Community Evolution and Change: Perspectives from Lutheran Volunteer Corps by Sarah Beck
  • 1605 Commune, Washington DC by Bryan Allen Moore
  • The Radical Sabbatical: Discerning an Urban-to-Rural Move by Laura Lasuertmer
  • Supported Growth by Amanda Crowell
  • The Dolphin House, Looking Forward by Brittny Love
  • Activating the Urban Commons by Neal Gorenflo
  • Green and Resilient Neighborhoods: Portland, Oregon and Beyond by Jan Spencer
  • Making a Case for Urban Cohousing by Grace H. Kim
  • Community-Building in the City by Sheila Hoffman and Spencer Beard
  • Terra Firma: A Single Mother Discovers Community by Shoshana Magnet
  • Urban Kibbutzim: A Growing Movement by Anton Marks
  • Dreaming of a Shared City: Akko Educators’ Kibbutz by Gabriel Freund
  • Review–Living Sustainably by Sarah M. Pike
  • Review–Hippie Family Values by Chris Roth

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Since 1972, Communities has been the primary resource for information, issues, and ideas about intentional communities in North America – from urban co-ops to cohousing groups to ecovillages to rural communes. Communities now also focuses on creating and enhancing community in the workplace, in nonprofit or activist organizations, and in neighborhoods, with enhanced coverage of international communities as well. We explore the joys and challenges of cooperation in its many dimensions.

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