The role of Community Land Trusts in securing land rights for residents will be discussed at a webinar hosted by World Habitat - as part of the CoHabitat Network - on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 1pm GMT
Since their creation 50 years ago, Community Land Trusts (CLTs) have illustrated how communities can gain permanent access to land rights - enabling residents to take control over the development and improvement of the areas they live in, shield them from eviction and gentrification and provide truly affordable housing. This webinar will focus on both successful and emerging or potential CLTs in Puerto Rico, Brazil and Bangladesh.
Panellists will include:
• Mariolga Juliá Pacheco, Caño Martín Peña CLT, Puerto Rico - a World Habitat Award winner in 2015;
• Theresa Williamson, Favela CLT, Brazil;
• Khalid Hussain and Rabeya Rahman, Community-Led Development of the Urdu-Speaking Bihari Camps, Bangladesh ; and
• Line Algoed, Center for CLT Innovation and co-editor of On Common Ground: International Perspectives of Community Land Trusts.
Registered participants are advised that the event will be recorded with the objective of being able to disseminate it on social media networks, publications, press and other portals, and as website content for World Habitat, the CoHabitat Network and their partners. The images and audio and video content of the webinar could be used by World Habitat for promotional purposes and in compliance with the objectives referenced in its statutes without said activities implying a right to remuneration in favour of the participant.