Call for Submissions: Community Control of Land

What does community control of land mean to you and your organization? We talk a lot about community control of land as we try to envision a world where decisions about land are not driven merely by speculation and forces of exclusion. But who is the community? What level of control do they exercise? Toward what end?

Shelterforce is seeking short essays on this topic (200–500 words). Your essays can explore this from one of two angles: either how your community or organization already answers these questions in practice, or how community control of land ought to work, even if you don’t have an example yet.

Essays may be published online, in print, or both. We may follow up with questions or requests to expand certain points. Essays are due by Feb. 21st and can be emailed to

We are also seeking high-resolution (minimum 1600 pixels wide) photos that represent community control of land.

Let us know as soon as you can if you intend to submit an essay.