The focus on sociability builds on environmental sustainability and affordability to include conviviality. For a place to be livable, and occupants to be “happy,” our homes should have a low environmental footprint, be comfortable to live in, and affordable, as well as a place where residents have built social ties and connections.
Housing as if People Mattered: Site Design Guidelines for Medium Density Family Housing
Clare Cooper Marcus and Wendy Sarkissian (1986)
The Place of Houses
Charles Moore, Gerald Allen, and Donlyn Lyndon (1974)
Michael Mortensen: Do we need a New Vancouver Special?
The three-bedroom challenge: space in short supply for Vancouver families
Happy City: Transforming Our Lives through Urban Desgin
Charles Montgomery (2013)
Our Urban Village Cohousing Lite
Housing Vancouver Strategy
A Pattern Language
Christopher Alexander (1977)
Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves
Kathryn M. Mccamant and Charles Durrett (1993)