What we think

At Shared Assets we believe that our land and natural resources should work for everyone.

Land based social enterprises are pioneering the development of new models of land management that deliver shared social, economic and environmental benefits, but they face significant challenges.

We undertake research, policy and advocacy work to identify what needs to change so that common good approaches to land management can thrive.

We work on a range of policy issues that are standing in the way of common good land use.

Research

Practitioners, landowners and policy-makers all need knowledge and information about current best practice and existing models and challenges. A strong evidence base will also be crucial to make the case for systemic change.

Our research spans a broad range of land-based issues, and is communicated through our publications, thought-pieces and events. We bring together our knowledge of innovative approaches to practice on the ground, with the latest research and policy recommendations where necessary. Previous research partners have included the Forestry Commission, the National Trust and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Latest research

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Common good land use

At Shared Assets, we meet and work with many inspiring land-based social and community enterprises. These models of common good land use illustrate some of the most successful examples of enterprising community-led land management in the UK. Here are some examples.

Latest news and opinion

Blog articles, news and opinion pieces from the Shared Assets team

Creating a solarpunk future?

At Shared Assets, we do a lot of things – from tech innovation projects to supporting common good land users, to exploring the power of networks. This can sometimes feel like a bunch of quite disparate threads. Our director Kate explains why, as well as trying to achieve our vision of making land work for everyone, our work is really all about creating a solarpunk future…

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Land Explorer – our journey so far.

We’re very excited about the progress of Land Explorer; our software platform that helps you find, access and manage land.

With development continuing to go from strength to strength and our first minimum viable product (MVP) soon to be launched, our Digital Coordinator, Julian Thompson talks about his story and that of Land Explorer.

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