They are also an opportunity to create a community environment where collaboration and working together benefit the entire house or building.
Student housing co-ops are collectively owned and democratically run by the resident members who make decisions on operations, finances, property maintenance and so on while gaining valuable experience in managing a business. This model has enabled student co-op organizations to acquire more properties and maintain housing affordability for generations to come.
This online discussion is a peer to peer exchange with folks working in student housing cooperatives in Berlin, North America, the UK, Switzerland & Australia!
Experienced leaders from the North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO), Student Co-op Homes (UK), Studentendorf (Berlin), urbaMonde and World Habitat shared their knowledge and experiences with us. We learned more about the growing student co-op housing movement and got inspired to bring some new housing solutions into your community.
- Léa Oswald, project manager, urbaMonde
- Mariangela Veronesi, programme lead, World Habitat
- Bronwyn Walls, director of Community Engagement, NASCO
- Jens-Uwe Köhler, CFO, Studentdorf Berlin
- Scott Jennings, Board Member, Student Co-Op Homes
- Joan Gesti & Sébastien Perrot, project manager & administration, La Cigüe Genève
- Ferran Thornycroft, Committee member, STUCCO Australia