Community land trusts articles

Dec
1
2019
Dave Darby

New topic – ‘commoning’ – and why ‘the Tragedy of the Commons’ is wrong

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At university, back in the 80s, we were taught about ‘the Tragedy of the Commons’ – an essay by Garrett Hardin, about how common resources are always abused, because humans are basically selfish. It seemed plausible at the time, but has since been shown to be false. Read more …

Jun
22
2019
Oliver Sylvester-Bradley

Decentralised collaboration, Paul Mason and more: see you at OPEN 2019 next week?

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We hear from Oliver Sylvester-Bradley about exciting opportunities to collaborate at the OPEN 2019 Community Gathering, taking place in London next week.
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Mar
31
2019
Paul Chatterton

Community-led housing – what’s different about mutual home ownership societies (MHOS): interview with Paul Chatterton of LILAC

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Today we’re talking with Paul Chatterton, of LILAC community in Leeds about community-led housing and mutual home ownership societies.

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Mar
17
2019
Dil Green

A ‘Transcender Manifesto’ for a world beyond capitalism

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This piece was originally published on the blog ‘Digital Anthropology‘.

If this makes sense to you, you may well be working along these lines already – I hope it is encouraging. If it inspires you, then seek out others who feel the same, and rewrite it together. Make it yours. Make it specific. Publish it. Act on it. Forge relations with other groups. Federate and interact across the world.

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Mar
10
2019
Pat Conaty

How do we grow the ‘co-operative commonwealth’? Interview with Pat Conaty

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This is the second part of an interview with Pat Conaty, senior research fellow at NEF and Co-operatives UK and author of the Resilience Imperative, with Michael Lewis. We’re talking about building a co-operative commonwealth. Part 1 is here.

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Feb
24
2019
Pat Conaty

What are ‘the commons’ in the 21st century? Interview with Pat Conaty

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So today we’re talking with Pat Conaty, senior research fellow at NEF and Co-operatives UK and author of the Resilience Imperative, with Michael Lewis. We’re talking about ‘the commons’.

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Nov
21
2018
Monica King

Big news for Bridport Cohousing CLT as a planning decision is reached

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We share exciting news from Bridport Cohousing CLT in Dorset, as they celebrate a landmark step in their work to build a neighbourhood with a difference. Over to them to tell us more from here. Read more …

Sep
9
2018
Peter Burke

Living together 5: commonhold for cohousing projects – interview with Peter Burke of A Fairer Society

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This week we’re talking with Peter Burke of A Fairer Society, a consultancy for people thinking about setting up some sort of cohousing project, from housing co-ops to community land trusts. Read more …

Aug
5
2018
Martin Prosser

Living together 3: company limited by shares – Martin Prosser of Sunflower Cohousing

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This article is the result of a discussion with Martin Prosser of Sunflower Cohousing in France. It’s the third in a series of articles about setting up alternative, co-operative living arrangements – cohousing, community land trusts, housing co-ops, intentional communities etc. Read more …

Jul
22
2018
Monica King

Living together 2: community land trust – interview with Monica King of Bridport Cohousing

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This is the first in a series of interviews with people involved in setting up alternative, co-operative living arrangements – cohousing, community land trusts, housing co-ops, intentional communities etc. A group of us in London hope to gather information to help us start our own project. Read more …

Jul
12
2018
Sophie Paterson

Join the Land Justice Network national gathering on 18 August in Sheffield

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The Land Justice Network national gathering is your chance to learn about their work campaigning for land reform and to together help plan next steps. Read more …

Jul
5
2018
Dave Darby

Living together 1: exploring the options for starting a cohousing project

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My partner and I have decided that we want to sell our house and come together with other people to create some sort of cohousing / community living project. But how many other people? And where will it be? Will it be a new-build project, or will it involve converting or combining an existing propery or properties? What will the ownership / legal structure look like? Read more …

Jun
7
2018
Dave Darby

Announcing the launch of NonCorporate.org – how to move away from multinational corporations

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We’re pleased to announce the launch of NonCorporate.org – our sister site, dedicated to helping people move away from multinational corporations (MNCs) for everything they need. Read more …

Feb
26
2018
Dave Darby

The next great transition will be to the Solidarity Economy with a mutual credit exchange system

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I’ve been working in the environmental field for over 20 years, and I believe, like the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, that we’re headed for ‘biological annihilation’, and like the good folk at the Dark Mountain Project, that a crash is coming that we may or may not recover from Read more …

Jan
9
2018
David Thorpe

Urban one-planet development: how can cities reduce their ecological footprint?

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The last post in this series looked at the vital role of ecological footprinting in ensuring that our individual actions are truly sustainable – i.e. within the limits of what the Earth’s resources can provide. This is called ‘one planet’ development. Read more …

Nov
10
2017
Dave Darby

‘Land for What?’ meeting in Leicester tomorrow (sorry for short notice, but it’s worth it)

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Sorry for the ridiculously short notice, but if you’re interested in land issues, and have nothing on this weeked, this is really worth getting yourself to. Read more …

Apr
27
2017
Dave Darby

Why an economy that’s not dominated by the corporate sector would be much better for individuals, communities and nature

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Lowimpact.org is an organisation that was founded by two people in 2001 because of concerns about ecological damage and what that might mean for the future of humanity. The focus has always been on individual lifestyle change Read more …

Apr
24
2017
Dave Darby

Let’s build a sustainable, non-corporate world; but what exactly does ‘non-corporate’ mean?

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This is the first of two articles examining the non-corporate sector, and its advantages for ecology, democracy, communities and individuals. Here’s a checklist of the benefits of reducing the reach of the corporate sector, but first, let’s work out what kind of organisations comprise the non-corporate sector. Read more …

Oct
22
2016
Tom Kenny

The absurd nature of land ownership in the UK, and the ‘Land for What?’ conference, Nov 12-13

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There’s a weekend conference coming up that you might be interested in. It’s called ‘Land for What?’ and it’s taking place over the weekend of November 12 and 13. Read more …

Jun
4
2016
John-Paul Patton

Want to be part of a pioneering eco-village project in Northern Ireland?

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The Cauldron Community Educational Eco Village project is working to set up the first Eco Village in Northern Ireland and is currently open for Aspiring Residents and Investors. We are registered and constituted as a not-for-profit ‘Community Interest Company.’ Read more …

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