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In this collection of essays, we ask a number of thought leaders and practitioners to explore the potential of alternative housing models such as co-living to help meet the challenges of today, with a particular focus on cities and urban areas.

Co-living and the common good: introduction

Co-living and the common good: introduction

It is now widely agreed that the state of housing reflects the UK’s biggest long-term domestic policy failure.

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Housing in an age of accelerations

Housing in an age of accelerations

To begin the collection, Rohan Silva draws on Thomas Friedman to suggest that we’re living in an “age of accelerations” driven by…

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From homes as commodities to living homes

From homes as commodities to living homes

Jess Steele examines the possibilities (and pitfalls) of co-living from a community perspective, drawing on her experience in helping to…

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The rise and fall (and rise?) of communal living

The rise and fall (and rise?) of communal living

This essay takes a step back to trace the evolution of communal living in the UK, and explores how policymakers have responded to it over…

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The fundamentals of a home and how we can design for wellbeing

The fundamentals of a home and how we can design for wellbeing

Manisha Patel looks at co-living in major metropolitan areas like London from the perspective of design, drawing on her experience in urban…

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Co-living and housing equity

Co-living and housing equity

The authors present the RSA’s concept of housing equity. Drawing on insights from the essay collection, they question the financialisation…

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