Beyond Affordable Housing: Whither Community Land Trust?
Abstract: This thesis explores the Community Land Trust (CLT) model, a form of tenure that combines common ownership of land and individual ownership of structures. Using both US and non-US literature, this thesis investigates how CLT corporations, organizations, and programs (CLTs) work in diverse forms of ownership, organization, and operation and create multiple benefits beyond affordable housing. ... read moreIt then analyzes challenges to CLTs in four categories: perception and skepticism from various stakeholders, insufficient recognition by and imbalanced partnership with governments, financial difficulties, and organizational competency. The thesis concludes with a recommendation for stronger support from policymakers at national and local levels. It also suggests what practitioners need to do to start and sustain their CLTs. Besides, it calls for further program evaluation, quantitative studies, scholarly critiques, and international perspectives to better measure the impact of CLTs.
Thesis (M.A.)--Tufts University, 2016.
Submitted to the Dept. of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning.
Advisor: Weiping Wu.
Committee: James Carras.
Keyword: Urban planning.read less