We’ll never have a peaceful, just and sustainable world (or, as Charles Eisenstein says ‘the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible‘) whilst the land that sustains us all is owned and controlled by a tiny minority of the population.
We need to transcend private land ownership.
But what is the alternative?
Community Land Trusts are a good option and Homes and Hands is a great video that illustrates the different ways that community land trusts operate in the U.S. Produced by Women’s Educational Media. For information about ordering the DVD, visist this page on the US National Community Land Trust Network website.
See also our earlier post Coming Home: E.F. Schumacher and the reinvention of the local economy which is also covers CLTs.