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Democratic Ownership

Land bank – Elements of a Democratic Economy

Land Bank

Land banks can acquire abandoned, foreclosed, and tax-delinquent properties in order to convert them into productive use. read more

Community Land Trust

CLTs are nonprofit organizations that acquire and steward land in a “trust” for the permanent benefit of low-income communities. read more

Resident-Owned Community

Resident-owned communities (ROCs) are manufactured housing neighborhoods (sometimes referred to as mobile home or trailer parks) in which the land is community-owned and managed. read more

Limited Equity Housing Cooperative

A limited equity housing cooperative is a residential development owned and managed by a democratically governed, nonprofit cooperative corporation, such as a tenants’ union. read more
Thomas Hanna on the Real News Network

Real News Network Explores How to Face The Next Financial Crisis

The United States is due for another financial crisis, and when it happens many of the underlying conditions will be worse than they were at the time of the 2008 financial crash, says Thomas Hanna, research director of the Democracy Collaborative and the author of the report, read more

Stories

Episode 22: The Preston Model for Economic Revival

Matthew Brown joins the Next System Podcast to talk about the community wealth building movement in the UK. read more
British Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn

How UK Labour Party’s ‘Radical’ Plan for Economic Democracy Could Shake Global Politics

The Labour Party in the United Kingdom, under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, is advancing “a radical program for dismantling and displacing corporate and financial power in Britain” that could open up a revitalization of left politics globally, says a new read more
Jeremy Corbyn and organizers of associated movements

The Road from Community Wealth to 21st Century Public Ownership In the US and the UK

From the town of Preston in the United Kingdom to the streets of Cleveland, Ohio and New York City, a new economics is emerging that is grounded in alternative models of ownership, ranging from city-level community wealth building to large-scale public read more

Stories

Episode 21: Worker Cooperatives & System Change with Esteban Kelly

What role can worker coops play as part of a movement for system change? read more