Community Land Trusts

11th February 2010.

This Local Work begins by explaining Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD), an approach which sees community assets as the key to sustainable community development. Following this, CLTs are explained in more detail and how the model corresponds with the ABCD approach. Next, the policy agendas which CLTs complement are considered, honing in on asset transfer, empowerment, and housing. This Local Work concludes by outlining some of the challenges around CLTs, and how they can be overcome, and finally considers how CLTs can contribute towards forging resilient local communities, drawing on CLES’ model of economic resilience.