On Common Ground: International Perspectives on the Community Land Trust, edited by John Emmeus Davis, Line Algoed, and María E. Hernández-Torralesis, was published in 2020 by the Center for Community Land Trust Innovation’s Terra Nostra Press. The book is a collection of twenty-six original essays, written by forty-two scholars and practitioners from a dozen countries, tracing the growth and diversification of the international community land trust movement.
A community land trust (CLT) is a transformative strategy of community-led development on community-owned land that has taken root in the Global North and is now spreading to the Global South. CLTs produce and preserve affordably priced homes, community gardens, retail spaces, and a variety of neighborhood facilities—all developed under the guidance of the people who live nearby; all stewarded to remain permanently affordable for people of modest means. CLTs promote place-based development that is both equitable and sustainable.
“The visionary leaders, communities and organizations featured in this book are at the forefront of a broader national and global movement to recalibrate the relationship between governments and markets in housing and development policy.” —Jerry Maldonado, Ford Foundation (from the Foreword)