Designing and developing cohousing projects

By Chris Arnold

Building sustainable communities through cohousing

Transforming Cities welcomes Katie McCamant, President at CoHousing Solutions. Katie brings the depth and diversity of her 35 years of experience as a developer, architect, and cohousing resident to benefit her clients. 

She’s the coauthor of Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves, the book that introduced cohousing to North America, and more recently, Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities. She co-founded McCamant & Durrett Architects and The CoHousing Company with Charles Durrett.

More recently, she started CoHousing Solutions as a development consulting firm to share best practices and systems for successful collaborative development. She works with urban, suburban and rural communities all across North America, helping them define and implement their development strategy and build the professional team they need. She also founded the 500 Communities Program to train other professionals to work in this realm.

Katie lived for 12 years at Doyle Street Cohousing in the San Francisco Bay Area, and now lives at Nevada City Cohousing in the Sierra Foothills.

Latest Interviews

Real Wins Podcast Tile 09
Jun 19, 2024

Onsite Activation Best Practices

On this episode of Real Wins, Chris and Mike discuss onsite activation best practices by way of what they see in the wild, why it's generally a broken approach, and more. 

EP87 Nate Jenkins
Jun 13, 2024

Designing Buildings with Intention

Nate Jenkins is Principal at OZ Architecture in Denver, Colorado. His experience includes millions of square feet of mixed-use, commercial/retail, office, resorts and hospitality, K-12, Higher-ed, and multi-family projects.

Real Wins Podcast Tile 08
Jun 5, 2024

Why Agencies and Leasing Teams Don’t Get Along

Chris and Mike engage in a vibrant discussion about why agencies and leasing teams don't get along, and what is broken when it comes to strategic and content-driven marketing plans. 

EP86 Moshe Crane Mike DiMella
May 29, 2024

The Centralization Debate

During our live event, our guests Moshe Crane and Mike DiMella debated and discussed centralization as it relates to residents, employees, and property outcomes.


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