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A Sharing Economy Policy Primer For Urban Leaders

This report analyzes current policy practices in cities that impact sharing economies and suggestions alternatives to promote and support sharing economies. It covers four areas: transportation, food, housing, and jobs.
Created by:
Shareable, a nonprofit on a mission to empower everyone to share for a more joyous, resilient, and equitable world.

MSU Student Housing Cooperative Promo - Video

The Michigan State University Student Housing Cooperative is a student-run housing organization for affordable and cooperative living in MSU's backyard. For information about the SHC and its houses, go to:

Directed // Filmed // Edited: Colin Marshall
© 2013

Cooperative Housing Development Toolbox: A Guide for Successful Community Development

As community leaders seek affordable housing solutions, people continue to make difficult choices about where to live. Cooperative housing is one solution to  increasing the availability of affordable housing. This guide is designed to assist community leaders in determining whether co-op housing is right for their community, and helps with choosing, planning and organizing co-op housing developments.

Implementing Intentional Affordability

Session materials from "Implementing Intentional Affordability," which was led by Jeff Bessmer (Santa Barbara Student Housing Co-op) at NASCO Institute 2013.


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WestCo Event Materials (1979-2014)

This is an archive of WestCo conference materials from 1979 to the present. WestCo is an annual conference for members of cooperatives in the Western United States and Canada. WestCo is a space for local cooperators to build community, attend educational workshops and social events, and celebrate their common interests and experiences.

Hosting Regional Co-op Conferences

Planning a regional conference is a significant undertaking that takes planning, delegation, and lots of work. These documents present some ideas that will help you think about how to tackle all the work in an efficient manner. For examples of previous regional conference materials, see the archive of WestCo materials here.

NASCO Co-op Organizer's Handbook

The Organizer's Handbook is a comprehensive guide to creating housing cooperatives in local communities. By explaining the cooperative movement, campus organizing, non-profit incorporation, financing, and housing development, this important resource demystifies a challenging project. It is an essential resource for the student or community organizer focusing on housing issues.