Category Archives: License

Community Law Center in the news!

The Baltimore Sun recently ran an article on the city’s Adopt-A-Lot program, outlining the reasons that many believe the program provides insufficient land tenure rights for communities. Community Law Center was featured in the article as a legal resource for … Continue reading

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Land Security for Community Open Spaces.

As discussed in a previous post, CLC attorneys and interns have been cross-checking Baltimore City’s Adopted Lot list against the list of properties that are currently for sale under the City’s Vacants to Value program. In the spring, CLC found … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, License, Trespass, Urban Agriculture Law Project |

Updated explanation of the Adopt-A-Lot/Power in Dirt program.

Recently, we have come to understand more about how Baltimore City manages its Adopt-A-Lot program; therefore, we’ve updated our Adopt-a-Lot/Power in Dirt explanation to reflect our new understanding. Adopted Lot v. Community Managed Open Space: There are two overlapping categories … Continue reading

Posted in Baltimore, License, Urban Agriculture Law Project |

Licenses & easements.

When we left Novella yesterday, she had just spoken with the owner of the large lot on which she had dug and planted a garden, without his permission. The man saw her work on his property and told her: “Garden … Continue reading

Posted in Common Law, Easement, License, Property Law, Tort Law, Trespass, Urban Agriculture Law Project, Vacant Lots |


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