Supporting the Growth of the Global CLT Movement
Supporting the Growth of the Global CLT Movement
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Community Land Trusts and Informal Settlements in the Global South

The fifth in our monograph series, with seven essays exploring the growth of CLTs in the Global South.

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Impactful Development and Community Empowerment

The fourth in our monograph series, with seven essays exploring the debate between going to scale versus giving power and voice to the community served by a CLT.

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Community Land Trust Applications in Urban Neighborhoods

The third book in our monograph series, with eight essays focusing on projects and uses of the community land trust in dense urban neighborhoods within larger cities.

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On Common Ground

On Common Ground: International Perspectives on the Community Land Trust is a collection of twenty-six original essays, written by forty-two scholars and practitioners from a dozen countries, tracing the growth and diversification of the international community land trust movement.

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La inseguridad de la tenencia de la tierra en América Latina y el Caribe

The first in our monograph series, which focuses which focuses on the pernicious problem of land tenure insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Why Community Land Trusts?

Why Community Land Trusts:  The Philosophy Behind an Unconventional Form of Tenure, is the second in our monograph series, with six essays exploring various ethical, political, and practical justifications for the community land trust.

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Timeline of the CLT Movement

The roots of community land trusts lie in the fertile soil of the US civil rights movement -- with precursors that go back to 1787 -- and now with branches spreading across the globe.

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Global CLT Map

Global CLT Map

Community land trusts have spread far and wide from their origins in the US.  Here's a comprehensive map of CLTs around the world!

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CLT Hall of Fame Profiles

CLT Hall of Fame

Every movement needs its heroes.  It is seeded and spread by extraordinary people doing extraordinary things, pushing out the boundaries of what is comfortable and possible.  The best and brightest are recognized here.

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New Communities Inc.

Often called the “first CLT,” New Communities Inc. (NCI) was an outgrowth of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, established to secure greater economic and political independence for African American farmers and their families.

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Logo for Center for CLT InnovationThe Center for Community Land Trust Innovation is a not-for-profit nongovernmental organization established in 2018 to promote and to support community land trusts and similar strategies of community-led development on community-owned land in countries throughout the world.

The Center provides the following services: (a) collecting and curating historical materials documenting the origins and evolution of the worldwide CLT movement; (b) conducting, cataloging, and disseminating academic and non-academic research; (c) producing case studies, directories, guides, and other educational materials; and (d) providing training, referral, and technical assistance for organizers and practitioners working with CLTs and similar strategies for the equitable and sustainable development of place-based communities.

The Center publishes books and monographs under its trademarked imprint: Terra Nostra Press.