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Les midis-séminaires: La terre est à nous!

Philippe Genois-Lefrançois

On the occasion of the second lunchtime seminar of the semester, Claire Simmoneau, postdoctoral student at the Faculty of Architectural Engineering, Architecture and Urban Planning at the Catholic University of Louvain, presents ''La terre est à nous! La tenure foncière collective contemporaine pour l'habitat. Un éclairage Sud-Nord?''.

Collective land tenure in urban areas (for housing) is once again at the forefront of international advocacy in favor of urban inclusion, but also in the militant circle of the "urban commons" movement.

The seminar will present an ongoing postdoctoral research project addressing both the circulation of these ideas and the forms and effects of contemporary collective tenure. It will show that this phenomenon is part of an ancient critical analysis of individual private property, transcending North-South divisions and emphasizing the primacy of the social function of property. Community Land Trust (United States, Belgium, Kenya) and housing cooperatives (Uruguay, Burkina Faso) will then be exposed.

Bring your lunch and join the discussion on Friday, October 13, at room 3073 of the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Montreal, starting at noon. Arrive early, places are limited!

 

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