LILAC and Community Led Housing: A People Powered Response to the housing Crisis

13th December 2018

This session comprised of a talk given by Professor Paul Chatterton which charted the links between his interdisciplinary academic work and his work as one of the founders of LILAC a co-housing community of 20 eco-build households in West Leeds.

These homes and land are managed by residents through a Mutual Home Ownership Society, a pioneering financial model that ensures permanent affordability (see

You can watch a recording of the session through the links below.

Part 1

Part 2

Below are a list of links to some of Paul Chatterton’s publications and initiatives along with other interesting resources that he referenced in his talks.

Paul Chatterton’s Unlocking Sustainable Cities: A Manifesto for Change:

Paul’s Chatterton’s Books:

Paul mentioned the film Dispossession in his talk:

LILAC also has its own website:

Paul also mentioned the great RSA animation of David Harvey’s Crisis of Capitalism (below) which is well worth a watch if you haven’t seen it already: