Could inter-generational cohousing – clusters of homes with shared resources – provide innovative solutions to pressing housing challenges? Supported by the RSA, Nottingham Civic Exchange and THiNK in NG, Nottingham Cohousing brought together a variety of people, including community workers, architects, developers, finance experts and potential cohousing residents to see if it might.

Borrowing the format of the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘The Fix’, presented by Matthew Taylor, Nottingham Cohousing called upon a roomful of bright minds to come up with ways in which cohousing might be financed, designed and governed to fix housing issues for people at different stages of their lives. What did they come up with?

Video: Could cohousing be an innovative solution to the national housing crisis? What would cohousing community look like and how would it work?