Private development for every income?
Diverse houses in city centres are nearly always built by private developers. If a number of private developers decide to work together it is often referred to as Collective Development. The primary advantage of such an arrangement is that larger developments and community projects can be realised that were never possible for individuals to achieve on their own. For collective developers it means the individual position is strengthened because their purchasing power is combined. This means that in principle property development is possible for any individual with a single income. Collective development in urban and rural settings can range from relatively expensive properties to social housing. Because the residents organise themselves, the relevant housing authorities and government departments have partners with which they can discuss and negotiate.

Responsibility and Initiative
Collective developers are also people with dreams and ambitions. The risk of default for these kinds of developments, especially after the Preliminary Design phase are remarkably small. The residents are no longer passive consumers, but now take an active interest in their house and the community. Vitally important for a good start is that the initiation phase is organised from the bottom up. Housing authorities and govenment departments do not have to organise this but can certainly facilitate.

New Chances
Because traditional developers often have difficulties with developoment of their properties, returning the properties to be made available for scalable collective development can offer new oppertunities. And we don't need the current recession to prompt residents to develop their own properties. Many local councils realise that Collective Private Development is a good alternative for traditional developments, and so are looking for a way to implement this.