47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

Paper Presenters - Submit your paper to your panel’s moderator by April 3, 2017

Friday, April 21 • 11:10am - 12:35pm
FR11.10.01 Emergent Political and Economic Possibilities of Community Land Trusts

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This session explores the possibilities, challenges, and contradictions faced by Community Land Trusts (CLTs) in practice and theory. The following presentations present new research on the extent to which existing CLTs achieve the goals of developing a permanent stock of non speculative land and housing, democratic collective governance of land and housing, and the provision of housing affordable to low and moderate income people. They also emphasize that actual CLTs emerge in particular contexts, are brought about by different actors with different positionalities, histories, and goals. The research considers whether CLTS achieve changes for residents not adequately captured by political and economic analysis of CLT goals. The panel goes beyond debating the theoretically politically transformative or status quo preservation effects of CLTs to examine different facets of their contributions and diverse genealogies of CLT development. Finally the paper on prefigurative politics asks the question of whether CLTs with diverse genealogies and heterogeneous effects on residents prefigure a transformative politics.

Establishing a Community Land Trust: Does it matter who takes the lead?
Jeffrey Lowe, Texas Southern University

Transforming Discourses and Subjectivities around Homeownership in Community Land Trusts in the Twin Cities, MN
Olivia Williams, Florida State University; Azadeh Hadizadeh Esfahani, Clark University; Deborah Martin, Clark University; Rick Kruger, Clark University Joseph Pierce, Florida State University; James DeFilippis, Rutgers University

The Commodity Effects of De-Commodification: Community Land Trusts and Neighborhood Property Values
James DeFilippis, Rutgers University

The Politics of Community Land Trusts: Comparative genealogies of resident participation
Claire Cahen, The Graduate Center, City University of New York; Jakob Schneider, The Graduate Center, City University of New York; Susan Saegert, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

CLTs as Prefiguration: Postulating the political potential
Kristen Hackett, The Graduate Center, City University of New York


James DeFilippis

Rutgers University

Kristen Hackett

City University of New York

Jeffrey Lowe

Texas Southern University


Friday April 21, 2017 11:10am - 12:35pm
Greenway Ballroom-A (2nd Floor)