Terra Nostra Press

An imprint of the Center for Community Land Trust Innovation, Terra Nostra Press publishes books, Logo for Terra Nostra Presssmonographs, and manuals in support of the Center’s work. These publications showcase the theory and practice of community land trusts, along with the stories of reflective practitioners from around the world who are laying the foundation for an international CLT movement. Related topics include: garden cities, community-led development, permanently affordable housing, cooperative ownership of land, housing, and enterprises, urban agriculture, neighborhood revitalization, reclaiming the commons, and sustainable development.

Founded in 2019, Terra Nostra Press will be publishing and distributing its first books and monographs in 2020. The release dates for these forthcoming publications are as follows:

Upcoming Books

On Common Ground: International Perspectives on the Community Land Trust: English Edition

On Common Ground: International Perspectives on the Community Land Trust

  • Digital and print-on-demand; 26 chapters; 74 illustrations; index; 493 pages. 
  • Date of publication [English edition]:  June 2020.
On Common Ground: International Perspectives on the Community Land Trust: Spanish Edition

On Common Ground: International Perspectives on the Community Land Trust

  • Digital and print-on-demand; 26 chapters; 74 illustrations; index; 493 pages. 
  • Date of publication [Spanish edition]: December 2020.

Upcoming Monographs

Land Tenure Insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean: Preventing Displacement through Community Control of Land: Spanish Edition

Land Tenure Insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean: Preventing Displacement through Community Control of Land

  • Digital and print-on-demand; 5 chapters; 18 illustrations; 125 pages. 
  • Date of publication [Spanish edition]:  June 2020.
Community Land Trust Applications in Urban Neighborhoods: English Edition

Community Land Trust Applications in Urban Neighborhoods

  • Digital and print-on-demand; 8 chapters; 28 illustrations; 170 pages.  Date of publication [English edition]:  June 2020. 
  • Date of publication [Spanish edition]: December 2020.
Why Community Land Trusts? The Philosophy Behind an Unconventional Form of Tenure: Spanish and English Editions

Why Community Land Trusts? The Philosophy Behind an Unconventional Form of Tenure

  • Digital and print-on-demand; 6 chapters; 12 illustrations; 127 pages. 
  • Date of publication [English edition]:  June 2020. 
  • Date of publication [Spanish edition]: December 2020.
The Growth of Community Land Trusts in England and Europe: English Edition

The Growth of Community Land Trusts in England and Europe

  • Digital and print-on-demand; 5 chapters; 20 illustrations; 145 pages. 
  • Date of publication [English edition]:  December 2020.
Impactful Development vs. Community Empowerment: Balancing the Dual Goals of a Global CLT Movement: Spanish and English Editions

Impactful Development vs. Community Empowerment: Balancing the Dual Goals of a Global CLT Movement

  • Digital and print-on-demand; 6 chapters; 16 illustrations; 120 pages. 
  • Date of publication [English edition]:  December 2020. 
  • Date of publication [Spanish edition]: December 2020.