The following set of resources combines the knowledge gathered throughout the SHICC project and throughout out our ongoing processes of establishing and guiding the management of community land trusts across London, Ghent, Brussels and Lille.
For UK specific guidance the National Community Land Trust Network (NCLTN) has developed a guidance document which can be purchased in hardcopy or as a member provided free. It covers a number of similar topics and can be purchased here.
Building a Team
How to organise citizens to support the development of community land trusts
Sometimes the challenge of trying to organise people around a common goal can seem like the largest challenge in getting started with establishing a community land trust. The following readings demystify and break down how we work with people's natural instinct toward self-interest in order to achieve our collective goals. Have a read and get inspired!
Building A Team & Organising to Get Land
Bolton, Matthew - How to Resist
Emmens, Ben - Conscious, Collaboration - Re-Thinking The Way We Work Together, For Good
Benkler, Yochai -The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest
Alinsky, Saul - Rules for Radicals
Gecan, Michael - Going Public: An Organizer's Guide to Citizen Action
Mcalevey, Jane - No Shortcuts: Organising for power in the Gilded Age
Design & Planning
Jacobs, Jane - The death and life of great american cities
Till, Jeremy - Architecture depends
Ward, Colin - When we build again
Horton, Myles - The long haul
Freire, Paolo - Pedagogy of the oppressed
Finance & Mortgages
Ryan Collins, Josh; Lloyd, Toby; McFarlane, Lauri - Rethinking economics of land and housing