Sustainable Housing for Inclusive and Cohesive Cities (SHICC) and the Center for CLT Innovation are partnering to present the International Community Land Trust Festival, running from September to December 2021. The Festival will consist of a series of online events, some live and some prerecorded, and will include the first World CLT Day on October 29th.
The CLT Festival is the culmination of four years work by SHICC funded by the European Union. SHICC-sponsored events will occur in September, while events sponsored by the Center for CLT Innovation will continue throughout the Fall and early Winter. And registration for SHICC and CLT Center-sponsored events is free! There will be simultaneous translation into English and French for all online events -- with the addition of Spanish for the Center for CLT Innovation's events.
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CLT Festival Calendar
Please note that the times displayed are Central European Time. For US Central Time, subtract 7 hours.
Upcoming Festival Events
SHICC: Peer-to-Peer Exchange: Advanced
SHICC: Peer-to-Peer Exchange: Beginners
SHICC: European CLT Conference
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)
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)
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.
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.