CLT Center Updates

Lots of new things to tell you about!  We've got information about our newest publication from Terra Nostra Press -- Why Community Land Trusts. We've posted an updated Bibliography of the CLT movement, compiled by our own John Emmeus Davis.  Our Timeline of the history of the CLT movement now dates back thousands (and not just a few hundred) of years.  We've added a new Interviews page, which contains written, audio, and video interviews with key people from the CLT movement.

And you don't want to miss the upcoming webinar from World Habitat (see below) on securing land rights through CLTs.

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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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

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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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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Residents Taking Control: Securing Land Rights through CLTs

The role of community land trusts in securing land rights for residents will be discussed at a webinar hosted by World Habitat – as part of the CoHabitat Network – on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 1pm GMT (you can register here).  This webinar will focus on both successful and emerging or potential CLTs in Puerto Rico, Brazil and Bangladesh. Panellists will include:

  • Mariolga Juliá Pacheco, Caño Martín Peña CLT, Puerto Rico – a World Habitat Award winner in 2015;
  • Theresa Williamson, Favela CLT/Catalytic Communities, Brazil;
  • Khalid Hussain and Rabeya Rahman, Community-Led Development of the Urdu-Speaking Bihari Camps, Bangladesh ; and
  • Line Algoed, Center for CLT Innovation and co-editor of On Common Ground: International Perspectives of Community Land Trusts.

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.