‘Reclaiming the Commons: Why, What and How?’
Monday, October 22, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
London, United Kingdom
The Great Lakes Bioregional Trust: James B. Quilligan
Community Land Trusts for access to housing and farms : Martin Large
This session will show the why, what and how of securing common pool resources such as capital and land into trusteeship bodies such as the Great Lakes Bioregional Trust, community land, property and capital trusts-for enduring community benefit and enterprise.
Examples will be given of the mutualisation and neutralisation of land and capital into commons bodies for community benefit and individual enterprise at the international, national and local levels. We will explore what communities, government and social business can do to reclaim and steward the commons of land and capital.
James Quilligan has served as policy advisor and writer for many international politicians and leaders, including Pierre Trudeau, François Mitterand, Julius Nyerere, Olof Palme, Willy Brandt, Jimmy Carter and His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan. Quilligan is a co-founder of Global Commons Trust and has also launched a lobbying effort, Commons Action for the United Nations (CAUN), which has been successful in introducing the concepts of the commons into UN discussions and documents. He is helping to launch a trust for the Great Lakes ecosystem in Canada and the United States.
Martin Large advised the community buy out of Fordhall Farm, chaired the Community Land Trust National Demonstration Project 2007-9, founded Gloucestershire Land for People CLT, chairs Stroud Common Wealth , is a visiting lecturer at the University of Kent and directs the Biodynamic Land Trust Ltd, a charitable community benefit society. His book, Common Wealth (2010) has relevant chapters on Transforming Capitalism, and Land for People
Donations of £5- 10 to cover the moderators (James Quilligan) expenses and filming of the event are welcome. Please use the green donate button on www.schoolofcommoning.com and send your name to email@example.com or ring Anna on 07731 584358