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Book read: Brave New Home: Our Future in Smarter, Simpler, Happier Housing June 29

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Add to Calendar 2022-06-29 15:30:00 2022-06-29 16:30:00 Book read: Brave New Home: Our Future in Smarter, Simpler, Happier Housing June 29 Join University of Minnesota Extension Educators to discuss the book "Brave New Home: Our Future in Smarter, Simpler, Happier Housing" by Diana Lind. If you are interested in housing issues and solutions to those issues please join in the conversation on June 1, 15, and 29 from 3:30-4:30. We encourage you to participate in all three conversations about “Brave New Home.” Reading schedule  June 1, 2022 - Part 1 (Chapters 1 - 3) June 15, 2022 - Part 2 (Chapters 4-7) June 29, 2022 - Part 3 (Chapter 8) Book Summary (GoodReads): This smart, provocative look at how the American Dream of single-family homes, white picket fences, and two-car garages became a lonely, overpriced nightmare explores how new trends in housing can help us live better. In Brave New Home, Diana Lind shows why a country full of single-family houses is bad for us and our planet, and details the new efforts underway that better reflect the way we live now, to ensure that the way we live next is both less lonely and more affordable. Lind takes readers into the homes and communities that are seeking alternatives to the American norm, from multi-generational living, in-law suites, and co-living to micro apartments, tiny houses, and new rural communities. Where to access the book (or audio version): Borrow from your local library. Ask about inter-library loan if they do not have this book at your location. Purchase from your local bookstore. Purchase online. Facilitators This book discussion will be facilitated by Samantha Roth and Sara Croymans, UMN Extension Family Resiliency Educators who focus their teaching on financial capability. America/Chicago public

Time

Central time

Location

Webinar series

Contact

Sara Croymans, Extension educator
croym001@umn.edu or 320-589-1711

Join University of Minnesota Extension Educators to discuss the book "Brave New Home: Our Future in Smarter, Simpler, Happier Housing" by Diana Lind. If you are interested in housing issues and solutions to those issues please join in the conversation on June 1, 15, and 29 from 3:30-4:30. We encourage you to participate in all three conversations about “Brave New Home.”

Reading schedule 

June 1, 2022 - Part 1 (Chapters 1 - 3)
June 15, 2022 - Part 2 (Chapters 4-7)
June 29, 2022 - Part 3 (Chapter 8)

Book Summary (GoodReads):

This smart, provocative look at how the American Dream of single-family homes, white picket fences, and two-car garages became a lonely, overpriced nightmare explores how new trends in housing can help us live better. In Brave New Home, Diana Lind shows why a country full of single-family houses is bad for us and our planet, and details the new efforts underway that better reflect the way we live now, to ensure that the way we live next is both less lonely and more affordable. Lind takes readers into the homes and communities that are seeking alternatives to the American norm, from multi-generational living, in-law suites, and co-living to micro apartments, tiny houses, and new rural communities.

Where to access the book (or audio version):

  • Borrow from your local library. Ask about inter-library loan if they do not have this book at your location.
  • Purchase from your local bookstore.
  • Purchase online.

Facilitators

This book discussion will be facilitated by Samantha Roth and Sara Croymans, UMN Extension Family Resiliency Educators who focus their teaching on financial capability.

Audience

Service providers and others interested in housing issues.

Cost

Free, but you do need to secure your own copy of the book. 

Registration

Registration is required. The webinar will be on Zoom. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Julie Larson at larso143@umn.edu two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

The UMN Wellbeing Program Office of Human Resources is offering 200 well-being points per webinar for the 2021-2022 program year. Participate in the live webinar or view an archived webinar to access these points. The process to earn well-being points will be shared during the webinar.

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