|Title||Practices of shared living: Exploring environmental sustainability in UK cohousing, community living, and coliving|
The environmental impacts of the UK’s domestic sector must be lowered if they are to meet UK government greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) reduction targets. However, government initiatives to lower domestic GHGs have had little success, and progress has been too slow. Given this lack of top-down impetus, it is worth investigating alternative housing solutions. Previous research has shown that shared living – in which residents share spaces, resources, and social time – tends to have lower environmental impacts than the average household. However, this issue has not yet been explored within the UK. There is also research which shows that social networks can be effective in encouraging practice transitions and maintenance. This has not yet been thoroughly investigated within the context of shared living and environmental sustainability.
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|Publisher||University of Westminster|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.34737/vqx42|