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Community ownership of land and buildings: lessons and policy implications Scotland & the North
November 16, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+1| Free
How asset transfer and land reform are expanding the role of communities
Communities across England, Wales and Scotland are finding new approaches to tackling issues in housing, energy, jobs and growing food.
From community-run shops and pubs to community allotments; renewable energy projects to affordable housing developments, communities have addressed pressing social concerns to ensure viable – and vibrant – futures.
In Scotland, land reform has enabled communities to develop local responses to local needs and preserve local assets. This government support for communities seeking to expand their role has a track record going back several decades.
The questions we will consider at this event include:
- What can we learn from existing community initiatives, which will influence future policies on community engagement in land management?
- What are the lessons for England and Wales from the radical approach to land reform in Scotland?
- Can community involvement unlock wider benefits be from England’s land and buildings?