The Community Land Trust Reader (Hardcover)
This compendium brings together seminal and historical texts that inspired and defined the community land trust (CLT). The collection also examines contemporary applications of the CLT to promote home ownership, spur community development, protect public investment, and capture land gains for the common good.
About the Author
John Emmeus Davis is partner and cofounder of Burlington Associates in Community Development, a national consulting cooperative specializing in the development of policies and programs promoting permanently affordable, owner-occupied housing. He was a visiting fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy from 2007 to 2009.
— Bernie Sanders, United States Senator
— Mtamanika Youngblood, President and CEO, Sustainable Neighborhood Development Strategies, Inc.
— Diane Diacon, Former Director, Building and Social Housing Foundation
“Throughout the Reader, it is noteworthy how Davis has managed to achieve several goals at once. Most appealing to many will be the way he has represented people, providing just enough of their lives and struggles to give the book a level of humanity not usually found in books of this size. We also see in the Reader the values that made this set of legal devices and institutions something people would commit their lives to.”
— Pierce Clavel, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, appeared in Progressive Planning, 2010
“Wide dissemination of The Community Land Trust Reader could help transform CLT’s from an experiment to a real part of the America’s low-income housing policy.”
— David Varady, Professor of Planning, University of Cincinnati, appeared in Journal of the American Planning Association, May 3, 2012