community ownership

Brick storefronts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Land Trusts Put Commercial Real Estate in Community Hands

A growing movement to create community-owned commercial spaces could shift power away from institutional landlords.

November 9, 2022 - Next City

Place It Workshop

Community Land Trusts: Combining Scale and Community Control

Pitting the straw men of scale and community control against one another does the field more harm than good.

July 28, 2021 - Shelterforce

Resilient Home

The Power of Community Land Trusts

A New York Times article explains and, potentially, introduces the community land trust concept, which has proven immensely capable of preventing displacement and foreclosures while advancing homeownership and racial equity.

April 16, 2021 - The New York Times

L.A. Mall Purchase Would Be the Biggest Victory Yet for Community-Driven Development

The Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Plaza mall is 41 acres of prime commercial real estate in the nation’s second largest city. When the mall came up for sale last year, a group of residents decided to shoot for the moon and started organizing to buy it.

April 7, 2021 - Next City

Brick and Mortar Retail

Community Ownership Puts Real Estate in the Hands of Local Residents

One Atlanta neighborhood is experimenting with an ownership model that lets residents buy shares in a community-owned property.

February 15, 2021 - Next City

Hello Miami!

Activists Push for Affordable Housing in an Ever More Expensive Miami

Groups advocate moving mismanaged properties into the hands of community trusts, and building more affordable housing in Miami.

May 1, 2017 - The Architect's Newspaper

How Cities Are Responding to Rising Commercial Rents

A new report examines how high rents are shuttering businesses and stunting entrepreneurship, exploring six strategies used by cities to create an affordable built environment, where local businesses can thrive.

April 22, 2016 - Institute for Local Self-Reliance

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