Olivia R. Williams

Olivia R. Williams is a researcher, writer, advocate, and practitioner working for the decommodification of land and housing. They received a PhD in Geography in 2017 from Florida State University with research on community land trusts (CLTs), and began working at Madison Area Community Land Trust as the executive director in 2020. Olivia was also part of a research collaboration with MIT CoLab on researching and writing the 2020 report, A Guide to Transformative Land Strategies. She has published in Urban Geography, Antipode, Housing Studies, Local Economy, and Area, among other academic outlets, as well as non-academic outlets like Jacobin, Shelterforce, and the 2020 book of essays on CLTs, On Common Ground.

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