Shared Future CIC was asked to produce a brief introduction to Community Land Trusts, as part of work leading up to the the UN-HABITAT World Urban Forum 7, which took place in April 2014 in Medellin, Colombia. Owen Dowsett, working with Jez Hall, produced a short paper reviewing the history of social movements related to the collective ownership of land, with a specific focus on Community Land Trusts (CLTs).
We hope this is a stimulating and relevant piece of work, that looks to place current developments in CLTs and other collective ownership movements in an historical perspective.
Owen Dowsett is a freelance researcher and writer based in Bristol. Having spent time at the Universities of Exeter, Lancaster, and Lincoln (New Zealand), he has a keen interest in social and environmental futures, and in the technologies that might support these. If you have a project that addresses these themes, Owen would like to hear from you.