Discuss: 3 Contextualising CLTs (A CLT Movement?)
Adapt according to what people are most interested in hearing. The importance of community control but why it is not enough. Potential topics:
Origins, Values, Principles: Civil rights movement, land reform movements, and anti-gentrification campaigns; Ownership, stewardship and governance structures
US (including Puerto Rico): today there are 225 CLTs, around 25,000 rental units and 12,000 affordable homeownership; in Puerto Rico it was used by inhabitants of an informal settlement.
Europe: Belgium: CLT Bruxelles (associations + local authority); France: Lille (local authorities + social housing providers) + other cities
They also exist in Australia and New Zealand and Kenya (but not the focus of the discussion because of lack of knowledge on these two)
CLTs in London: RUSS (Lewisham); Camley Street Sustainability Zone (Camden); West Ken and Gibbs Green (Hammersmith and Fulham); etc.
Bibliography on CLTs: