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Community Land Trusts: the what, why and how

19 July 2018 / 6.00-8.30pm
Room G1, Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, M2 5NS
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A community land trust is an organisation established with the express purpose of acquiring and managing land for the social, economic, and environmental benefit of the local community. The CLT movement has grown out of rural roots in the UK but is increasingly becoming an urban phenomenon and has attracted much policy attention in relation to the potential for such initiatives to secure affordable housing in low income areas and catalyse neighbourhood revival. We will hear directly from well-known initiatives in Liverpool as well as from a recent evaluation of urban CLTs commissioned by the National CLT Network. The event will be focused on exploring some of the challenges in both setting up and sustaining CLTs over time as well as the many benefits that may result and support that may be available.


Greater Manchester Housing Co-operatives: Past, Present & Future    26 April 2018 / 6.00-8.30pm                 Co-ops UK, Holyoake House, Manchester  M60 0AS

Cohousing: potential and challenges
21 June 2018 / 6.00-8.30pm
Mechanics Institute (main hall), Manchester M1 6DD

Alternative Models of Ownership: risks and opportunities for the community-led housing movement
20 September 2018 / 6.00-8.30pm
Friends Meeting House (main hall), Manchester M2 5NS

Lessons from the Global South for community-led housing
1 November 2018 / 6.00-8.30pm
Upper Hall, Friends Meeting House, Manchester M2 5NS

Greater Manchester Community-led Housing Network launch
8 December 2018 / 1.00-4.30pm
Mechanics Institute (main hall), Manchester M1 6DD                          Note: this is a Saturday event

Housing Futures


Housing Futures is organising a series of monthly events throughout 2018 on a range of community-led housing models. These events are aimed both at building a Greater Manchester network of people, groups and organisations interested in promoting community-led housing, but also in thinking through the potential and challenges associated with community-led housing. We are particularly interested in thinking through what it has to offer low-income neighbourhoods amidst a crisis in housing availability and affordability in certain areas. We hope that the partnership will lay the foundations for a new regional hub for support and advice on community-led housing in Greater Manchester. We would like to thank Manchester Urban Institute at the University of Manchester for their sponsorship of the Housing Futures events programme.


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For more information about Housing Futures please contact: Hannah Berry, Housing Futures Steering Group Chair, at gmhousingfutures@gmail.com.

For more information about the Realising Just Cities programme at the University of Sheffield please contact: Dr Sophie King, Realising Just Cities Research Fellow, at s.king@sheffield.ac.uk.