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International CLT Festival 2021

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Sustainable Housing for Inclusive and Cohesive Cities (SHICC), World Habitat, and the Center for CLT Innovation partnered to present the International Community Land Trust Festival, running from September to December 2021. The Festival consisted of a series of online events, some live and some prerecorded -- and all free of charge -- and including the first World CLT Day on October 29th.  The CLT Festival was the culmination of four years work by SHICC funded by the European Union. SHICC-sponsored events occurred in September, while events sponsored by the Center for CLT Innovation and World Habitat continued into December.

This page contains an archive of CLT Festival events.  We hope you enjoyed the CLT Festival -- and we look forward to seeing you in October 2022!

December 7, 2021

CLT CENTER: CLTs and Community Organizing

DESCRIPTION: This webinar examines the theory and practice of community organizing in establishing a community land trust and securing land -- as well as the participatory planning process once land has been secured.

LANGUAGES: English, Portuguese, Spanish

PRESENTER BIOS

MODERATOR: Dave Smith, London Community Land Trust (UK):  slides

PANELISTS:

English

Spanish

December 2, 2021

CLT CENTER: "Beyond Housing" Applications of the CLT Model

DESCRIPTION:  The CLT model is infinitely flexible, and can accommodate many types of development -- including no development at all (conservation). CLTs can do more than one thing -- and can be all the stronger for doing it! In this webinar, our panelists will provide case study presentations about their organizations and projects, demonstrating the importance of using all the tools in your CLT toolbelt to create a diverse portfolio and set of programs.

LANGUAGES: English, Spanish

PRESENTER BIOS

MODERATOR: Mariangela Veronesi, World Habitat (UK)

PANELISTS:

Spanish

Many apologies -- we are not able to provide an English version of the video due to technical difficulties.

October 21, 2021

CAÑO MARTÍN PEÑA CLT/CATALYTIC COMMUNITIES: The Experience of CLTs in Latin America

Invitacion DigitalThe webinar "The Experience of Community Land Trusts in Latin America", was held on October 21 at 5 pm EST (GMT-4). The event is being organized by Catalytic Communities' Favela-CLT Project (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and the Fideicomiso de la Tierra Caño Martín Peña (San Juan, Puerto Rico), and is supported by World Habitat, UN-Habitat Brazil and the Center for CLT Innovation. It will feature simultaneous translation between Portuguese, Spanish and English.

This webinar will share experiences of Favela Community Land Trusts in Latin America, highlighting their challenges and potentials through testimonials from those directly involved with ongoing projects. CLTs are increasingly recognized around the world as a model for ensuring tenure security, sustainability and strengthening vulnerable urban communities, helping guarantee more inclusive and just cities.

Panelists:

  • Enrique Silva—Director of International Initiatives at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, MA
  • Mario Núñez—Executive Director of the Fideicomiso de la Tierra Caño Martín Peña in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Waleska Castro—Vice-president of the Fideicomiso de la Tierra Caño Martín Peña in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Lucy Rivera—President of the G8 (Group of Eight Communities) of the Caño Martín Peña in San Juan, Porto Rico
  • Theresa Williamson—Executive Director of Catalytic Communities and coordinator of the Favela CLT Project, Rio de Janeiro
  • Maria da Penha Macena—Community leader in Vila Autódromo and member of the Evictions Museum, Rio de Janeiro
  • Ricardo de Mattos—Public Defender and Sub-coordinator of the Land and Housing Nucleus of the State Public Defenders' Office, Rio de Janeiro

Moderators: Felipe Litsek (Favela-CLT Project, Rio de Janeiro) and Lyvia Rodríguez (El Enjambre, Puerto Rico)

The webinar is a part of Urban October 2021 (an annual UN-Habitat initiative to discuss urban issues) and the 1st International CLT Festival. It will be transmitted live on the UN Habitat Brazil YouTube channel in Portuguese.

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A experiência dos Community Land Trusts na América Latina

Descrição:
O evento pretende estabelecer um debate sobre as experiências de Community Land Trusts (Termo Territorial Colectivo) na América Latina, destacando seus desafios e potencialidades por meio do depoimento de pessoas diretamente envolvidas com os projetos deste tipo em andamento.
Os Community Land Trusts vêm sendo reconhecidos internacionalmente como um modelo de garantia da segurança da posse, da sustentabilidade e fortalecimento de comunidades urbanas vulnerabilizadas. Neste sentido, já contribuem em muitos países para incrementar a resiliência dessas comunidades garantindo cidades mais inclusivas e justas. Mais recentemente seu potencial vem sendo explorado por países do Sul Global, em geral, e da América Latina, em particular, o que justifica a importância do debate aqui proposto.

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La experiencia de los Fideicomisos de Tierras Comunitarias en América Latina

Descripción:
El evento tiene como objetivo establecer un debate sobre las experiencias de los Fideicomisos Comunitarios de Tierras (Término Colectivo Territorial) en América Latina, destacando sus desafíos y potencialidades a través del testimonio de personas directamente involucradas con proyectos de este tipo en curso.
Los fideicomisos comunitarios de tierras han sido reconocidos internacionalmente como un modelo para garantizar la seguridad de la tenencia, la sostenibilidad y el fortalecimiento de las comunidades urbanas vulnerables. En este sentido, ya contribuyen en muchos países a incrementar la resiliencia de estas comunidades, garantizando ciudades más inclusivas y justas. Más recientemente, su potencial ha sido explorado por países del Sur Global, en general, y de América Latina, en particular, lo que justifica la importancia del debate aquí propuesto.

English

Portuguese

Spanish

September 27, 2021

CLT CENTER: Building the Beloved Community

Description: This panel discussion will focus on moving toward greater racial and ethnic equity in the international CLT movement, highlighting the efforts of CLTs to make themselves more inclusive and exploring inspiring examples of CLTs working to create and support beloved communities around the world. Topics will include: (a) organizing young people to ensure the future of the CLT movement; (b) protecting low-income neighborhoods and informal settlements facing the threat of displacement; (c) welcoming immigrants and refugees into our communities; and (d) promoting racial and ethnic diversity in the staffing and governance of community land trusts.

Languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Moderator:  Theresa Williamson, Catalytic Communities (Brazil)

Opening Remarks:  Rev. John Whitfield (US)

Panelists:

English

French

Portuguese

Spanish

September 24, 2021

SHICC: European CLT Conference

Description: This online conference showcases the spread of the CLT movement in Europe through focussing on developments in England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Scotland and Ireland. Speakers will give a perspective on what went well and what the obstacles to the spread of the model were. We will conclude by delineating the next steps for the European CLT movement.
 
Languages: English and French.
 
September 23, 2021

SHICC: Peer-to-Peer Exchange: Beginners

Description: This session aims to support budding CLT groups in their journey towards the creation of their CLT. It will be an opportunity to share knowledge with peer groups as well as more experienced CLTs.  In this highly-interactive session, speakers will share their experience on what it is like to set up a CLT, discuss the legal issues faced when launching a CLT, and present the experience of the Midsteeple Quarter in Dumfries, Scotland, to share what community factors and motivations CLTs seek to address.
 
Languages: English and French
September 23, 2021

SHICC: Peer-to-Peer Exchange: Advanced

Description: Once a Community Land Trust reaches a certain scale, it is confronted with new questions. What role do we want to take in maintaining and managing the homes, and how do we organize this? How do we achieve a sustainable financial balance? How do we keep the community involved in our operation?  In this highly-interactive session, Brenda Torpy will talk about how they deal with these questions at Burlington's Champlain Housing Trust, one of the world's oldest and largest CLTs. Hannah Emery-Wright of London CLT and Geert De Pauw of CLT Brussels, two CLTs in the process of scaling up, will also talk about how they tackle these challenges.

Languages: English and French

September 14, 2021

CLT CENTER: Impactful Development and Community Empowerment

Description: How do CLTs strike a balance between community empowerment and “going to scale”?  Is impact measured solely by the number of housing units produced?  Should the production of units take priority over community organizing and community-based planning processes?  Are CLTs relevant only if they are able to produce housing units at significant scale?  This discussion will draw upon the recent publication by Terra Nostra Press, Impactful Development and Community Development.

Languages: English, French and Spanish.

Moderator:  Line Algoed, Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research (Belgium)

Presenters

English

French

Spanish

September 13, 2021

CLT CENTER: Combining CLTs and Other Models of Collective Ownership

Description: In North America and much of Europe, private ownership is the dominant model.  This event will rather focus on collective ownership models for land and housing, including housing cooperatives (zero-equity and limited-equity) and inclusive cohousing, that are being creatively combined with CLTs in the USA, the UK, and Europe.

Moderator:  Michael LaFond, id22 and Stadtbodenstiftung (Germany)

Presenters

English

French

Spanish

SHICC (Sustainable Housing for Inclusive and Cohesive Cities) is a European project that aims to develop, support and disseminate the CLT/OFS model in Europe. SHICC is structured around three main themes: recognition of the legitimacy of the model, creation of a financial and legislative environment conducive to the establishment and expansion of CLT/OFS, and capacity building for existing and emerging CLT/OFS

This Festival has been made possible thanks to the support of the SHICC project and the Brussels-Capital Region.