Penn Loh of Tufts University and Eliza Parad of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative talk about the launch of a new network in Boston to promote community control of development to serve community needs, such as limiting the loss of affordable housing to gentrification. Interview for BNN News.
ARC OF JUSTICE: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of a Beloved Community
The trailer for Arc of Justice, which traces the remarkable journey of New Communities, Inc. (NCI) in southwest Georgia, a story of racial justice, community organizing, and perseverance in the face of enormous obstacles.
Geert De Pauw of the Brussels CLT interviews Brenda Torpy of the Champlain Housing Trust about her chapter in On Common Ground entitled "The Best Things in Life are Perpetually Affordable: Profile of the Champlain Housing Trust, Burlington, Vermont."
COMMON GROUND: An introduction to Community Land Trusts
Common Ground is a narrated slide show from the early 1980s that was developed and distributed by the Institute for Community Economics (ICE). It was one of the first descriptions of the community land trust to appear in any medium other than print.
The Schumacher Center for a New Economics hosted a Community Land Trust Roundtable to highlight three practitioners tackling the problem of access to land in a unique way. The roundtable featured Tony Hernandez of Dudley Neighbors, Inc., Janelle Orsi of the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), and Çaca Yvaire of Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust (NEFOC). This conversation was moderated by Greg Watson, Director of Policy and Systems Design at the Schumacher Center.
CONVERSATORIO/PANEL: Los Fideicomisos Comunitarios de Tierra y los Valores que Aportan el Colectivo Humano Pro Bono Caño/Cauce
Este video presenta un conversatorio guiado por estudiantes del Pro-Bono Caño/CAUCE con representantes de los tres fideicomisos comunitarios de tierras que están creados en Puerto Rico hasta la fecha. Cada uno de estos Fideicomisos utiliza elementos comunes para cumplir con objetivos germanos, pero diferentes.
María E. Hernández Torrales, of the Center for Community Land Trust Innovation, interviews David Ireland of World Habitat and Jerry Maldonado of the Ford Foundation about their contribution to On Common Ground.
The Schumacher Center hosted a Community Land Trust Roundtable with three European practitioners. The panelists were Tom Chance of the National CLT Network, Calum MacLeod of Community Land Scotland, and Geert de Pauw of Community Land Trust Brussels. The roundtable was moderated by Natasha Hulst, European Land Commons Program Director at the Schumacher Center.
GAINING GROUND: Building Community on Dudley Street
The trailer for Gaining Ground, a follow-up to the award-winning documentary Holding Ground (1996), shows how the Dudley Street neighborhood in Boston has managed to stem the tide against enormous odds.
The trailer for the story of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, which has gained international recognition for organizing residents to fight to close down illegal dumps, gain unprecedented control of land from City Hall and create a comprehensive plan to rebuild the fabric of their community.
HOUSING LAND TRUST OF SONOMA COUNTY: Preserving Affordable Housing
It takes fewer resources for cities to preserve affordable housing than it does for them to create it in the first place -- especially with the resources and expertise of the Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County. This video explains why.
The Houston Community Land Trust is guided by the belief that secure, quality, affordable homeownership is a foundation on which families build legacy and cultivate opportunity, both for themselves and for their community.
The Schumacher Center for a New Economics hosted a virtual Community Land Trust Roundtable to highlight two practitioners tackling the problem of land access in island communities. The roundtable featured Sandy Bishop of Lopez Community Land Trust of Lopez Island in Washington and Philippe Jordi of Island Housing Trust on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.
LE COMMUNITY LAND TRUST BRUXELLOIS: Une terre partagée pour un habitat responsable
À Bruxelles, les familles avec peu de revenus qui veulent se loger, découvrent rapidement deux réalités : un déficit important de logements sociaux et une augmentation très importante des prix du logement. Il reste alors pour ces familles deux possibilités : vivre dans un petit logement insalubre et cher ou quitter Bruxelles. Comment répondre à cette crise du logement ? Et comment éviter que les prix continuent à monter ? Plusieurs associations bruxelloises ont réfléchi à cette question et ont découvert, aux États-Unis, un système qui pourrait y apporter une réponse : les Community Land Trusts (CLT)....
LEAH PENNIMAN: 38th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures
On Saturday, October 27th, Leah Penniman and Ed Whitfield delivered the 38th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of W. E. B. Du Bois. The talks took place at Saint James Place in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
LOGEMENT ABORDABLE: Lille lauréate du Regiostars 2020
Avec Londres, Gand et Bruxelles, la Ville de Lille a obtenu le soutien de l’Europe en présentant un projet dans le cadre du programme européen Interreg Europe du Nord Ouest. Le projet SHICC : « Sustainable housing for inclusive and cohesive cities » (Du logement abordable pour des villes inclusives et cohésives). Le 14 octobre dernier, la Commission Européenne a distingué d’un REGIOSTARS 2020, le projet SHICC, finaliste dans la catégorie Développement urbain - Engagement des citoyens en faveur de la cohésion des villes européennes.
NEW COMMUNITIES AND COMMUNITY LAND TRUSTS - in movements for Black lives, land and liberation
The LISC Institute hosted a conversation with Shirley Sherrod and community land trust (CLT) leaders from Baltimore, Houston, New York City, and Seattle, reflecting on how CLTs can help combat Black land loss and displacement, build community wealth, and strengthen community health and care, and the support needed to scale and sustain this work over multiple generations.
O Termo Territorial Coletivo (TTC) é um projeto coordenado pela Comunidades Catalisadoras (ComCat) com o objetivo de implementar um piloto de Community Land Trust (CLT) no Brasil. No vídeo, a diretora executiva da ComCat, Theresa Williamson, a coordenadora do projeto do TTC, Tarcyla Fidalgo e o 2o secretário da comunidade do Trapicheiros, Ailton Lopes, refletem sobre alguns aspectos do projeto, destacando sua importância no momento atual brasileiro.
Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT) is a community land trust (CLT) in Parkdale led by a group of residents and organizations trying to promote the social, cultural and economic diversity of Parkdale by redefining how land is used and developed. A CLT is a non profit organization that owns land on behalf of a community and puts it to use for community benefit. The PNLT is part of a broader set of initiatives under the umbrella of the Parkdale People’s Economy.
PARTNERS AGAINST DISPLACEMENT: CLTs and Community Development
In this LISC webinar, panelists reflect on ways that partnerships between the community development and CLT sectors can help CLTs reach greater, and more sustainable, scale. Speakers from the Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, the City of Lakes Community Land Trust, and the New Economy Project reflect on their own innovative initiatives to change public policy, grow CLTS, and build movement.
PRIVATE SUFFICIENCY, PUBLIC LUXURY: Land is the Key to the Transformation of Society
George Monbiot delivered the 40th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lecture on October 25th. Titled Private Sufficiency, Public Luxury: Land is the Key to the Transformation of Society, the talk was followed by a question period hosted by Jodie Evans and joined by Greg Watson.
This chapter provides a general introduction to what has come to be known in the United States as the “classic CLT.” Described here are those characteristics of ownership, organization, and operation that distinguish the CLT from more familiar models of affordable housing and community development.
This chapter examines ideas, pioneers, and precedents behind the CLT’s distinctive approach to the OWNERSHIP of land and buildings. Explored here are the model’s roots in the single tax movement of Henry George, the Garden Cities of England, and various intentional communities in the United States inspired by Ralph Borsodi and Arthur Morgan.
This chapter introduces the people who put the “C” in the CLT, giving rise to the model’s distinctive approach to ORGANIZATION. Explored here are the model’s roots in the Civil Rights Movement in the American South and the Gramdan Movement in India, accompanied by profiles of the men and women behind the first CLT, New Communities Inc.
The final chapter traces the changing meaning of the “T” in CLT, as the OPERATION of community land trusts became increasingly focused in the 1980s on serving the poor, revitalizing urban neighborhoods, and preserving the affordability, condition, and security of resale-restricted, owner-occupied housing.
SECURING LAND RIGHTS: Community Land Trusts in Informal Settlements
World Habitat presented a panel discussion on the role of the community land trust in securing land rights for residents of informal settlements. Panelists included: Mariolga Juliá Pacheco and Don José Caraballo, from the Caño Martín Peña CLT, Puerto Rico; Theresa Williamson, from the Favela CLT / Catalytic Communities, Brazil; and Khalid Hussain and Rabeya Rahman, from Community-Led Development of the Urdu-Speaking Bihari Camps, Bangladesh. The moderator was Line Algoed of the Center for CLT Innovation, and the host was Mariangela Veronesi of World Habitat.
STREETS OF DREAMS: Development Without Displacement in Communities of Color
The trailer for Streets of Dreams, which tells the stories of grassroots activists in communities of color around the U.S. who are using CLTs to preserve the affordability of their homes, prevent displacement and shape the future of their communities.
Land trusts are innovative organizations that are part of the solution to housing challenges around the world. Here in British Columbia, the Community Land Trust helps protect and expand co-operative and non-profit housing. New homes are being built now in the City of Vancouver!