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dc.contributor.authorKeough, Noel
dc.contributor.authorBraun, Brad
dc.descriptionThe co-op undertook this project as part of the national Cooperative Housing Federation’s Compass 2020 initiative, facilitated by the Southern Alberta Housing Cooperative’s (SACHA) Vision 2020 process. Vision 2020 is intended to examine Sunnyhill’s history and evolution, current context and future opportunities. The University of Calgary team was tasked with using a design methodology to support the Vision 2020 exercises while offering the Cooperative thoughtful and creative options for their future.en
dc.description.abstractThis presentation explores the results of a participatory action research process undertaken as part of BALTA research project A7 - Co-op Housing Futures: A Spatial Design Research Approach. The project involved a team of Environmental Design students at the University of Calgary working with the Sunnyhill Housing Cooperative in Calgary to explore options for its future using a design approach. Elements to be considered in the design were post-carbon urban living, socio-cultural, economic and ecological sustainability and resilience, as well as intensification and diversity of land uses. The process was subsequently evaluated to determine the results of the approach and whether it could provide a model for other housing co-ops.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAlberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA) ; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) ; University of Calgary Faculty of Environmental Design ; Sunnyhill Housing Cooperativeen
dc.subjectsocial economyen
dc.subjectco-op housingen
dc.subjectparticipatory action researchen
dc.titleParticipatory Action-Oriented Design as a Catalyst for a Canadian Cooperative Housing Renaissanceen

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