Propagating the CLT Abroad

Community-Based Land Leasing Outside the USA

WIND-BORNE SEEDS: Image by Bonnie Acker (c) 2014American pioneers of the community land trust “stole” some of their best ideas from the Garden Cities in England, the Gramdan villages in India, and the moshav settlements in Israel. It seems only fair, therefore, for CLT pioneers in other countries to be “stealing” ideas from CLT practitioners in the United States, adding organizational and operational innovations of their own, and planting these new varieties in their native soil. CLTs have begun to sprout in England, Australia, Canada, and Belgium. So recent and rapid has been the growth of CLTs outside of the United that there is little history to record. Nevertheless, we shall collect and catalogue materials from the CLT movements in other countries as their stories unfold and these materials become available.