At Shared Assets we believe that land is a common good that should deliver shared benefits for everyone.
We provide practical advice, support and training to landowners and communities who want to manage land as a sustainable and productive asset.
We also undertake research, policy and advocacy work to help create an environment where common good models of land management can flourish.
We feed learning from this and all our other work into advocacy, campaigning, and new innovations like Land Explorer, Unlocking Networks and Parks Academy.
Introducing Land Explorer
Common good land use requires quality information. Land Explorer is our new map-based website, displaying key information on UK land in a simple and engaging way
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If you would like to talk to us about how we can help you, or if you want to find out more about what we do, then we'd love to hear from you.
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Land sits at the heart of our economic, social and ecological systems yet this is too often ignored or not understood. Our new Head of Research, Carys Roberts, looks at the opportunity for change, and the questions Shared Assets will be asking to achieve that.
How do peri-urban food growers interact with or affect the flow of food, water and energy within cities? What is or could be their role in managing these flows? And how does the urban environment enable or disable the practice of food growing?
These are just some of our initial questions as we embark on a research project with partners from four countries and diverse disciplines, Hannah reflects on our initial research.
Could the land between our towns and countryside hold the key to a more sustainable future? Kate ponders the productive potential of the edgelands.