JOHN EMMEUS DAVIS is a co-founder of Burlington Associates in Community Development, a national consulting cooperative. He is also the Co-Director of the Center for Community Land Trust Innovation. John was on the staff of the Institute for Community Economics from 1981 to 1985 and later served for ten years as the housing director for the City of Burlington, Vermont. He co-authored the federal definition of a CLT that was enacted into U.S. law in 1992. His publications include: Contested Ground: Collective Action and the Urban Neighborhood; The Affordable City: Toward a Third Sector Housing Policy; Shared Equity Homeownership: The Changing Landscape of Resale-Restricted, Owner-Occupied Housing; The City-CLT Partnership; and The Community Land Trust Reader.