NASCO Institute 2014

Creating a New Co-op - The Development Process - NASCO Institute

Session materials from "Creating a New Co-op - 1 - The Development Process," presented by Mark Fick and Corrigan Nadon-Nichols at NASCO Institute 2014 & 2015.


This course will provide an overview of the development process from initial ideas to moving in to a property. We will explore the many right (and a few wrong) ways to create a new housing coop, with extra focus on the initial steps: creating a collective vision, organizing your development team, and making a roadmap. This is a two-part course that sets the foundation for the "Creating a New Co-op" series.

NASCO Institute 2014 Keynote Nikki Marín Baena - Video

NASCO Institute 2014 Keynote Speech, delivered by Nikki Marín Baena, titled "Owning Our Neighborhoods: Our mission, should we choose to accept it." Ann Arbor, MI - November 08, 2014.
Owning our Neighborhoods: Our mission, should we choose to accept it
Ed Whitfield of the Fund for Democratic Communities recently wrote, "Our full humanity is expressed only when we have the capacity and the opportunity to be productive, to do for ourselves, meeting our needs in our communities." The world is having an important moment.

NASCO Institute 2014 Plenary - Rachel Plattus - Video

NASCO Institute 2014 Plenary Speech, delivered by Rachel Plattus, titled "Cooperation, The Latest Dance Craze." Ann Arbor, MI - November 09, 2014.
Rachel Plattus is Director of Youth and Student Organizing at the New Economy Coalition. She coordinates the Youth and Student Network and works to build community, organizational and funder engagement in the New Economy.

We are Not Alone: Student Housing Issues and Co-ops Around the World - NASCO Institute

Session materials from "We are Not Alone: Student Housing Issues and Co-ops Around the World," which was led by Valentine About and Mathilde Rudloff (UTILE) at NASCO Institute 2014.
All over the world, the number of students keeps rising. Furthermore, this population is increasingly mobile and open to studying further away from home. This leads to a rise in student housing demands and the development of various models of housing.

History of Group Equity Housing Cooperatives - NASCO Institute

Session materials from “History of Group Equity Housing Cooperatives,” presented by Jim Jones at NASCO Institute 2016.


This session will cover a history of group housing cooperatives in North America. It will take a look at both student and community based cooperatives, starting in 1873 and continuing to the present. Questions we will address include: How did we all get here? Why aren't there co-ops like ours in other countries? What events in our country have influenced and affected our cooperatives?