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New Book by Alumna Anitra Nelson


Anitra Nelson’s Small Is Necessary (Pluto Press) places contemporary models of “alternative” housing and living at center stage by arguing that they are outward looking, culturally rich, ecologically friendly, and offer governance techniques that can lead to a more equitable and sustainable future. The book shows how “eco-collaborative housing”—resident-driven low impact living with shared facilities and activities—can address the great social, economic and sustainability challenges that householders and capitalist societies face today. Nelson worked on the book project during her time as a fellow at the RCC.