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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Creating a Commons in the Capital

The Emergence of Limited-Equity Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C.

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January 13, 2016
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[Editor's note: this article first appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Washington History (volume 26, number 2), and is reprinted here with permission.]

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Amanda Huron is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C. Her research interests are in urban geography, city planning, housing, the urban commons, community mapping, and Washington, D.C. She has published on her research into D.C.'s limited-equity cooperatives and the urban commons in the journals Washington History (2014) and Antipode (2015), and has published a piece on relationships built between housing organizers in Washington, D.C. and Johannesburg in the edited volume Capital Dilemma: Growth and Inequality in Washington, D.C. (2015). Amanda is a native of Washington's Ward 1, and lives there today.

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