Metropolitan Land Trust Policy

Metropolitan Land Trust Policy

Alternative housing proposal

Housing and equity are not design issues – they’re land issues.

Addressing the impact of land cost inflation on affordability is core to unlocking an equitable future for Sydney.

This proposal considers a Sydney-wide community land trust policy that will provide equitable and innovative development models that may be scaled. 

Community land trusts are not-for-profit, community-based organisations designed to ensure permanent housing affordability through community stewardship of land. 

Community land trusts have been successful for over 50 years in North America and Europe to support community-led alternative housing models from below-market rental through to affordable home ownership. 

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About the team

Dr Louise Crabtree is a senior research fellow in the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University.

Louise is the leading academic authority on permanently affordable home ownership in Australia, and leads research teams in extensive partnership with government, housing, corporate, and community agencies.

Jason Twill (pictured) is the director of Urban Apostles, a boutique property and consulting business specialising in regenerative development and alternative housing models for cities.   

A 20-year veteran of creative urban development, Jason’s work focuses on the intersection of the sharing economy and the art of city-making. 

Last updated: Friday, 14 June 2019