Co-working Community Design Center

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Design Session Agendas


What is Success?

  • Vision of success
    • The outcome of this work is...
      • a living example of what's possible if we work together towards a sustainable future
      • what people see and experience when they come to the Green Garage...it will be the face, heart and spirit
      • available for all the earth community to experience and join in
    • It grows out of the current building work community ...
      • with the Green Garage building becoming the rich soil (i.e. greenhouse) for the co-working community to grow in.
  • It is an expression of the foundational elements of the Green Garage
    • Relationship to the Earth
      • restore our connectedness to the earth...everyday
    • Balanced Decision Making
      • Environmental Integrity
        • meet our environmental goals ... net zero energy, no waste
      • Economic Stability
        • cover the GG operating expenses
      • Community Wellbeing
        • make it easier for others to live more sustainably
    • One Earth Patterns...justice and accessibility
      • everything we do is shared and repeatable

Scope of the Design


The Green Garage Network ...it's our org chart.


Belonging Group

  • Co-working Community FAQ
  • What Kind of Community?
    • Fundamentally we're a learning community ... a deep exploration of sustainability in an urban environment.
    • Co-working part ... is a living example of what's possible if we work together for a sustainable future.
    • "Create a community you'd love to spend time in." Mitch Altman
  • Ways to Belong
    • Current ways
      • volunteer at green garage (ways to volunteer)
        • attend Friday lunch
        • attend design conversations / community
        • make themselves available for questions (ad hoc)
      • work at green garage
      • friend on facebook
      • follow on the website
      • on mailing list
      • work together (e.g. Green Alley)
    • Explore ways to belong vs. ways to connect
    • Possible future ways
      • Sources and flows of energy (ecosystems)
        • Flows (e.g. tours...meeting new people)
        • Relationships
        • Ideas
        • Learning
        • Design communities
        • Building...other commons
        • Sharing
          • Publishing / broadcasting
        • Money
        • Trust
        • Sharing
        • Skills / talents
        • Friday lunch food
        • volunteers
    • Framework for the future
      • Commitment-responsibility (you put in) <worth> benefits (you get out)
      • "How do I volunteer at the Green Garage?" "Way's to volunteer?"
  • Strategy...start and grow
    • Membership...structure?
    • Physical and Virtual
    • Ownership / Responsibility / Accountability
    • Decision making
    • Services
      • New members
    • Financial and Energy sustainability
  • Rhythm...
  • Food
  • People and Businesses
  • Growing Community Naturally
    • Three new pioneer businesses for 6 months (beta)
    • "What it's worth?" conversations

Green Garage Operations

Member Services
  • Welcome Desk
  • US Mail / UPS / FedEx
    • receiving / sending
    • Distributing
    • Package / mail pickup
  • Learning events
  • Community Connectedness
    • Kiosk and Flagpole
    • Website Content Updates - Building Daily Schedule
  • Food
  • Supplies
    • Office
    • Building
  • Building bulletin board - daily communications
  • Building Tour Coordination
  • Conference room scheduling
Building and Gardens Services
  • Building Daily Opening and Closing
    • Building and grounds morning cleanup / walk through
    • Checklist for opening and closing
    • Unlock gates
  • Daily Comfort Services
    • Heating & Cooling Setup
    • Ventilation / Humidification Setup
    • Lighting Setup
  • Building Maintenance Services
    • Building cleaning
      • Floors and Bathrooms
      • Windows
      • HVAC preventative maintenance
    • Light bulbs
  • Parking Lot
  • Garden Maintenance Services
    • Weeding and Watering
    • Water storage
  • Trash, Recycling and Composting Services
    • System
    • Pickup
  • Security
  • Building Emergency
    • Alarm response
Learning Services
  • Wireless router
  • Website - technical
    • New version of software
    • Web hosting interface
  • Feedback Data Systems
    • Weather Station
    • HVAC
    • Energy
GG Business Services
  • Communications
    • emails
  • Financial
    • Planning and Budgeting
    • Payable Relationships
    • Receivable Relationships
  • Contractual Agreements (WSU, etc.)
    • Insurance
    • Website Hosting
    • WSU Parking
    • Maintenance companies
    • Utility companies
  • Community Relationships
    • UCCA
    • City of Detroit
    • Community involvements / contributions
  • Membership Administration

Interior Design

  • Create work space

What's the design process?

  • Ecosystems
    • Energy flows
  • Community Margin

Who else is doing Co-working Spaces?