Community ownership of land and buildings: lessons and policy implications Scotland & the North

16 November 2017 15:30 - 16 November 2017 20:00
Radisson Blu, Leeds

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?

The event is free of charge, book your place


Leon Ballin
Sustainable Food Cities
07 917 230 121

Sustainable Food Cities is a partnership programme run by

Soil Association

Food Matters

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Sustainable Food Cities is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

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