The Community Land Trust Reader explores the roots of low-foreclosure home ownership on community-owned land.
A new collection of essays, assembled for the first time, trace the roots, evolution, and prospects of the community land trust -- an innovative model of affordable housing shaped by the likes of Henry George and Ebenezer Howard, and flourishing today in hundreds of U.S. communities.
The Community Land Trust Reader, published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (www.lincolninst.edu) and edited by John Emmeus Davis, brings together the seminal texts that inspired and defined the community land trust movement. The essays – many of which have never before appeared in print, and others written expressly for this volume -- trace the intellectual origins of an eclectic model of tenure that was shaped by the social theories of Henry George, Ebenezer Howard, Ralph Borsodi, and Arthur Morgan, and by social experiments like the Garden Cities of England and the Gramdan villages of India.
The Community Land Trust Reader
Edited by John Emmeus Davis
2010 / 616 pages / Cloth / $35.00