The following is a list of the research, reports and papers into Cohousing that we are aware of, with the links and documents attached where we have these. If you are aware of additional research or wish your research to be included please contact

We also suggest you look at the following web sites for information:

Abraham, N. & J de la Grange, (2007) Elder Cohousing – an idea whose time has come

Arrigoitia, M. F. and Scanlon, K. (2015) Development of new cohousing: lessons from a London scheme for the over-50s Urban Research & Practice (8)1

Arrigoitia, M. F (2015) Islington Park Street Community: a model for alternative housing in London

Arrigoitia, M. F. Alternative housing could be the answer to London’s housing crisis

Bouma, J et al. Supporting social contact design principles in common areas of cohousing communities

Brenton, M, (1998) ‘We’re in charge’: cohousing communities of older people in the Netherlands: Lessons for Britain? Policy Press, University of Bristol

Brenton, M. (1999), Choice, autonomy and mutual support: older women’s collaborative living arrangements, JRF/York Publishing Services.

Brenton, M. (1999) ‘Co-operative living arrangements among older women’ in Local Environment, 4(1), USA.

Brenton, M, (2001) Cohousing communities of older people, in S.Peace & C.Holland (eds) Inclusive housing in an Ageing society, Policy Press, Bristol.

Brenton, M. (2002) Choosing and managing your own community in later life, in K. Sumner (ed) Our homes, our lives: choice in later life living arrangements, CPA.London

Brenton,M. (2008) The cohousing approach to ‘lifetime neighbourhoods’.

Brenton, M, (2010) Potential Benefits of Cohousing for Older People: A literature review

Brenton, M, (2013) Senior cohousing communities – an alternative approach for the UK? Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Choi, J.S & Paulsson, J (2004) Evaluation of community planning and life of senior cohousing projects in northern European countries

Collaboration of UK Universities (2016) Cohousing: Shared futures

Devlin, P et al (2015) Collaborative design of Older Women’s Cohousing in Working with Older People, Emerald Publishing, 2015 Vol.19 No.4

Droste, C. (2015) German co-housing: an opportunity for municipalities to foster socially inclusive urban development? Urban Research & Practice. 8(1)

Fernandez, et al (2018) Well-being and age in co-housing life: Thinking with and beyond design

Fogele, B (2016) Socio-technical transitions: a case study of co-housing in London

Göschel, A. (2010) Summary of the International Cohousing Conference, Stockholm, May 2010

Glass, A (2009) Aging in a Community of Mutual Support: The Emergence of an Elder Intentional Cohousing Community in the United States

Heywood, A.(2016) Local Housing,Community Living: prospects for scaling up and scaling out community led housing.

Jarvis, H. (2015) Towards a deeper understanding of the social architecture of co-housing: evidence from the UK, USA and Australia. Urban Research & Practice 8(1)

Jarvis, et al (2016) Cohousing: Shared Futures

Komlosi, B & Glatz, Z: Housing Norms Vs.Real Needs: Bottom-Up Cohousing

Riseborough, M (2013) Cohousing – the potential for an older people’s development in Newcastle upon Tyne

Riseborough, M (2013) Cohousing briefing paper 2: Work on the wild side: For developers & architects

Riseborough, M (2013) Cohousing briefing paper 2: Work on the wild side: For commissioners and housing and social care providers

Scott Hunt, S. Cohousing for Stages of an Aging Britain

Stevens, J (2015) Growing Older Together: the development and promotion of resident-led models of housing with care for older people

Todd, J.A The Lacking Narrative: Why Intentional Community Members Choose To Live A More Demanding Lifestyle

Urban Research & Practice (2013) Living together privately: for a cautious reading of cohousing, Urban Research & Practice

Williams, J (2005) Designing Neighbourhoods for Social Interaction: The Case of Cohousing Journal of Urban Design, Vol. 10. No. 2, 195–227