This episode was originally published on Saturday April 29, 2013.
In this episode, Willow and Lisha speak to a panel of academics and activists about affordable housing, the current trend of "eviction culture" in the US which has seen an enormous rise in the number of people evicted from their homes and pushed out of neighborhoods and cities, and the options presented through cooperative housing, cohousing, intentional communities, and other housing experiments.
Our guests for the conversation were:
- Jo Guldi, historian at Brown and Harvard Universities, author of Roads to Power: Britain Invents the Infrastructure State
- Zachary Gates, a civil engineer.
- Charlie DeTar, a PhD student and researcher at the center for Civic Media at MIT who has been living in cooperative housing for about 15 years. He serves on the board of The North American Students of Cooperation.
- Andrea Foertch, principal at Melrose Real Estate Strategies, works in real estate developments that support cohousing and coworking.