Research

We are creating collective knowledge about the impacts of working with land for the common good and the complex challenges of building sustainable relationships between people and land.

Research

Our Approach to Research

Our research supports the development of a strong movement of common good land stewards by capturing their impact, identifying their potential and understanding their challenges. We work with practitioners to help them develop and share their knowledge and expertise with their peers and with decision makers.

We know that people involved in practical projects are often too busy to do research or use it to deepen their impact. By fundraising for and coordinating research on common good land use and stewardship, we are building an evidence base to inform action, improve practice, and influence policy and funding to create new opportunities for practitioners. By working collaboratively we aim to strengthen local and national networks and to inform and bolster our collective advocacy.

Find out more about our approach through the links at the bottom of this page, or email us for a chat at research@sharedassets.org.uk.

Our services

Our work

We prioritise research which is participatory, practical and pressing. Shared Assets contributes to land-based research in two main ways:
  • We engage with communities involved in working on the land. Together we work to understand the challenges and opportunities the common good land sector offers to address systemic issues like tackling climate change, creating a more sustainable food system or creating livelihoods for people.
  • We offer bespoke consultancy services for clients interested in finding out more about a specific issue related to the land in their work.

By undertaking research in both these spheres, we seek to create the conditions in which people using or stewarding land for the common good can thrive, through making an impact at a local and a systemic level.

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Projects

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Our clients

Power to Change has worked with Shared Assets team on a number of projects, from the delivery of innovative project exploring the dynamics behind peer networks through to research reports and capabilities support focused on community ownership . We value Shared Assets as being a knowledgeable and engaged partner and are always happy to reach out to scope relevant opportunities
Fergus Arkley, Power to Change
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I just wanted to thank you for today and express how fantastic I thought the meeting was. Some vitally important topics and so relevant right now.
Participant, Reimagining Public Farmland event
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We’re always keen to hear from people with interesting projects or doing similar work. Get in touch for a conversation about how we might collaborate.

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