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)
SHICC: European CLT Conference
SHICC: Peer-to-Peer Exchange: Beginners
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
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.
- Sandy Bishop, Lopez Community Land Trust (US)
- Dimitri Roussopoulos, Milton Park Co-op Community Land Trust (Canada)
- André Sacharow, Stadtbodenstiftung (Germany)
- Darinka Czischke, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
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.