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Main Title: Co-operatives and climate protection: housing co-operatives in Germany
Author(s): Schröder, Carolin
Walk, Heike
Type: Book Part
Language Code: en
Abstract: This chapter focuses on the role of the co-operative model in promoting environmental protection, focusing on the experience of German housing co-operatives. It offers case studies of three housing co-operatives: Spar-und Bauverein Hannover eG (Hanover); Weiberwirtschaft eG (Berlin) and Möckernkiez eG (Berlin). The chapter argues that co-operatives offer great potential for climate protection activities at the local level, because their democratic structures facilitate participation and solidarity, and should be viewed as potential partners in pursuing environmental change by political, economic, and civil society groups.
Issue Date: 2016
Date Available: 5-Feb-2018
DDC Class: 300 Sozialwissenschaften
710 Städtebau, Raumplanung, Landschaftsgestaltung
Subject(s): housing
co-operative movement
climate protection
Book Title: Mainstreaming co-operation: an alternative for the twenty-first century?
Editor: Webster, Anthony
Shaw, Linda
Vorberg-Rugh, Rachael
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publisher Place: Manchester
Publisher DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719099595.003.0012
Page Start: 201
Page End: 220
ISBN: 978-0-7190-9959-5
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