It's as easy as 1-2-3.
1) Reduce Greenhouse Gases,
2) Increase Affordable Housing,
3) Improve Disaster Resilience.
These three statewide policy priorities create a path for legalizing tiny homes and ecovillages. Model examples are already in place in Oregon, Washington, and elsewhere. Ten years from now, we want to see intentional resident-led communities covering the Bay Area and providing affordable, safe, healthy, and housing options for all.
Calling all practical visionaries and communitarians -- the time is NOW! Let's crowdsource the political will to make it possible. Join the discussion 12/10!
Betsy Morris is founder of Planning for Sustainable Communities, a certified green business, specializing in custom research and other technical assistance serving public and private clients in community economic development, transit, and affordable housing. PfSC has a particular expertise in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color, and currently hosts East Bay Cohousing, which organizes workshops and Future of Community unconferences for its 3000 members to promote cooperative culture and intentional communities for living and working.
She is currently senior associate with the Center for Community Futures, a board member of the Fellowship for Intentional Community, and actively involved in growing the Global Ecovillage Network of North America. Betsy is a former Berkeley City Planning Commissioner and President of the West Berkeley Community Development Corporation. She holds a PhD and MCP in City & Regional Planning from UC Berkeley. The Tiny Home Ecovillage concept brings together her commitment to social justice organizing and sustainable development.
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