Rising oil prices, urban sprawl, and Climate Change are changing almost every aspect of our lives. America moved away from the urban or small town village model after World War II when we invented "suburbia." This resulted in a fragmented social structure and housing that goes against our history of life in villages with a town square and the enjoyment of regular interactions with neighbors.
The way we house ourselves greatly effects how we interact socially. The nuclear family has produced latch-key children, isolated elders, over-burdened parents, and an unsustainable society. To recreate a solid home life and adapt to environmental changes, we support innovative housing models that cultivate community. These include Cohousing Eco-Villages, Cottage Neighborhoods, Transition Towns and New Urbanist Developments.