This morning I taught what was probably my millionth class on community land trusts—but this one was different. This was a course for the Democracy Convention, the second national gathering […]
Community gardens and urban agriculture are crucial gathering places—and revitalizing forces—in neighborhoods with lots of vacancy and low values. But what happens to them when the market turns around?
This presidential race continues to be a disaster when it comes to issues we care about. No mention of affordable housing, no real debate on how to solve the ongoing […]
In a month, I’m going across the pond at the invitation of the East London Community Land Trust, to meet with lots of folks and also deliver what they hope […]
I'm a data guy. I loved statistics in grad school. I crank through spreadsheets on a daily basis. I've coordinated two national surveys on community land trusts and co-authored an […]
I just took a stroll through the Obama and Romney campaign Web sites, and neither candidate's list of “issues” includes “housing,” “mortgage,” or “foreclosure.” Apparently the housing crisis that brought […]
This past Saturday 80,000 of my closest friends and I rallied at the capitol in Madison. This time I volunteered to be a marshall. We had a brief orientation at […]