Staff

Line Algoed
Research Director, Belgium
Line Algoed is an urban anthropologist whose research explores processes of gentrification and displacements in informal settlements in Latin America. Her research focuses on collective forms of land ownership, and how these forms protect informal communities from gentrification while promoting participation in neighbourhood improvement and local economic development. She is presently a PhD researcher at the Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research (Belgium).
John Emmeus Davis
Editor-in-Chief, Terra Nostra Press, US
John Emmeus Davisis a co-founder of Burlington Associates in Community Development, a national consulting cooperative. He was on the staff of the Institute for Community Economics from 1981 to 1985 and later served for ten years as the housing director for the City of Burlington, Vermont (under Mayor Bernie Sanders). He co-authored the federal definition of a CLT that was enacted into U.S. law in 1992.
Greg Rosenberg
Publisher/Webmaster, US
Greg Rosenberg is a founder of both the National CLT Network and the CLT Academy, Greg served as the first Academy Director through 2011. Prior to coming to the CLT Network, he was the Executive Director of the Madison Area CLT, where he developed Troy Gardens, an urban ecovillage project featuring a working farm, community gardens, a restored prairie, and a mixed-income cohousing project.
Dave Smith
Lead Organizer/Storyteller, UK

Dave Smith is an affordable housing campaigner and practitioner, based in London, England.  Working first as a Community Organizer in the city’s east end, from 2009 – 2014 he served as the founding Executive Director of the London Community Land Trust, which today is the largest CLT in United Kingdom.  He has represented CLTs at meetings across Europe, the United States and at the UN.  He holds degrees from the University of Cambridge and the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London.

Bonnie Acker
Artist in Residence, US

Bonnie Acker is a visual artist and community activist who has lived in Burlington, Vermont since 1986. Her drawings and cut-paper images have illustrated a number of books, including Champlain’s Lake Rediscovered, The Community Land Trust Handbook, The Community Land Trust Reader, and On Common Ground. Since 1994, she has served on the board of the Intervale Community Farm Cooperative and has spent the last ten years working with the Burlington School Food Project, sharing food, art, and gardening adventures with students in the public schools.