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ERIC Number: EJ956766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1070-5309
Keeping "Community" in a Community Land Trust
Gray, Karen A.; Galande, Mugdha
Social Work Research, v35 n4 p241-248 Dec 2011
This instrumental case study examined the role of grassroots community organizing in a community land trust (CLT) in a southern U.S. city. Twenty-nine homeowners, renters, board members, community members, and current and former CLT employees were interviewed. In addition, two focus groups of 11 and six participants composed of CLT residents and other neighborhood residents were conducted. All comments were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using NVivo software. Analysis revealed that community organizing was helpful if not necessary for community building in the subject CLT. This study enhances our knowledge of CLTs and the ways they contribute to community change and offers lessons learned to other, especially budding, CLTs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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