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From book The Resilience Imperative – Co-operative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy, by Mike Lewis and Pat Conaty

Michael Lewis, Patrick Conaty, 2012

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Summary :

How do Community Land Trusts relate to the Commons?

Mike Lewis and Pat Conaty developed this argument in detail in their book The Resilience Imperative – Co-operative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy.

To promote the wider arguments in the book, Lewis and Conaty produced a series of very short articles. The following Special Report features their series on Community Land Trusts, Mutual Home Ownership, the Garden City Model and the Co-operative Land Bank. The Garden City Model merits special attention, as Garden Cities that took land out of the market were a full expression of radical socialist and co-operative economy planning. Nowadays, a number of parts of the world are showing an interest in reviving them.

These three short illustrated articles contained in the report provide a crash course in what CLTs and the CLB is, and how practical land reform can be systematically implemented to return land to the Commons.

Sources :

Commons Transition commonstransition.org

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