Welcome to the Center for CLT Innovation!

Our website is a showcase for displaying the Center’s work and for announcing publications produced by the Center’s imprint, Terra Nostra Press. It provides a platform too for sharing stories, research, resources, and technical information about community land trusts and similar strategies of community-led development on community-owned land.


Available Now from Terra Nostra Press

ON COMMON GROUND:  International Perspectives on the Community Land Trust.

An inspiring book about growth of the international community land trust movement.  Twenty-six original essays by 42 scholars and practitioners from a dozen countries. Forewords by Jerry Maldonado, Ford Foundation; and David Ireland, World Habitat.  Available from Terra Nostra PressTM, the imprint of the Center for Community Land Trust Innovation.

Interview with Tony Pickett

"The Burden of Patience in a Long March Toward Racial Justice": Grounded Solutions Network Executive Director Tony Pickett talks with John Emmeus Davis about On Common Ground.

Bonus Audio Chapters!

We are providing free audio versions of selected chapters from On Common Ground, narrated by the authors themselves.  You can stream them here online, or listen to them on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Meet the Editors

Contributing author (and CLT Center staff member) Dave Smith interviews the three co-editors of On Common Ground:  Line Algoed, John Davis, and María E. Hernández-Torrales.