WHAT’S IN joins District Hall for the second Café Night of the year to share our research in Compact Urban Living. Our own Aeron Hodges and Natalia Escobar lead a workshop to introduce the idea of “Living Small and Sharing More”. Among the 15 attendees, most lived in the city and shared an apartment due to the high rental cost.
When asked to prioritized shared amenities as a method to reduce individual living areas and rental cost, most preferred outdoor spaces, gyms and access to public transportation. The participants also brainstormed ways to meet their neighbors and come up with interesting ideas including “Happy hours with pets”, “programming through common interests”, and “multi-purpose laundry rooms”.
WHAT'S IN is thrilled to continue to have this relationship with District Hall and looks forward to future collaborations and discussions about social spaces and housing in Boston. Stay tuned for more!