Exploring social system barriers and enablers in Dutch collaborative housing, using Rogers’ diffusion of innovations framework

Fred Sanders, Gerard van Bortel

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Abstract

In recent years collaborative housing has developed into a housing typology for a wide range of households seeking housing solutions that are not offered by mainstream providers. Collaborative housing is very divers, but initiatives share the central similarity that people support each other in creating their living environment together and [often] share facilities together. Because collaborative housing projects are resident-led, there is a need for easy access to knowledge and research about other collaborative housing experiences. Unfortunately,
the institutes possessing this knowledge are often as fragmented and diverse as the collaborative housing initiatives themselves. The authors contend that this fragmentation hampers the diffusion of collaborative housing.
An analysis of the Dutch collaborative housing initiatives shows that this fragmentation hampers information exchange and learning processes. Using Roger’s framework of ‘Diffusion of innovations’ this paper explores how national and international knowledge networks and shared information resources could support the adoption of collaborative housing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference papers of the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR 2018)
Subtitle of host publicationMore together, more apart: Migration, densification, segregation
PublisherENHR
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventENHR Conference 2018: More together, more apart: Migration, densification, segregation - Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: 26 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

Conference

ConferenceENHR Conference 2018
CountrySweden
CityUppsala
Period26/06/1829/06/18

Keywords

  • collaborative housing
  • cohousing
  • knowledge exchane
  • diffusion of innovations
  • policy review

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    Sanders, F., & van Bortel, G. (2018). Exploring social system barriers and enablers in Dutch collaborative housing, using Rogers’ diffusion of innovations framework. In Conference papers of the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR 2018): More together, more apart: Migration, densification, segregation ENHR.