Parks are often seen as public open spaces; however, the Parks for Health project has found that permission to use parks and do activities in parks is a continuous subject amongst local park users. …


Mark Walton reflects on nine years of supporting public, private and community sector clients to develop new models for the management of parks and open spaces.

Person cycling through a park on a grey autumn day, trees are bare and leaves are on the ground

Whilst our work covers all kinds of land use (from horticulture, farming, and woodland management to boatyards, bike parks and an assortment of community…


Lots of people protesting in the middle of of road junction. Words on top of the image say “With land we challenge”

Our current land system is rooted in — and perpetuates — inequalities and injustice, and we believe that changing that starts with us. …


You immediately would have noticed that this post, intended to be the second in a series we started some time ago, has changed its title slightly. We began this series with the intention of getting to the heart of what a social movement is, understanding its genesis and existence in…


Kate Swade

We’ve been trying to create a map of land justice activity in the UK. Read on to find out a bit more about our involvement in land justice activism, and to see the draft map!

As Ọlá wrote in his recent blog, at Shared Assets we’re really interested…


Satellite image of fields — Image Credit: European Space Agency, 2019

Sophia Doyle reflects on her placement at Shared Assets and why it is imperative to change our understandings of land beyond property relations when working towards land justice.

For the past two months I have been able to gain some insight into the land sector and land justice organising in…


Children and adults dancing by sign saying ‘If this were to be lost’ by community garden in Peterborough

The Government is currently consulting on proposals for a new Right to Regenerate to replace the current Right to Contest by which the public and private companies can request the disposal of publicly owned land that is vacant, derelict or under utilised. They claim that this will “provide a quicker…


View over roofs of glasshouses at Wolves Lane, London

As the international peri urban farming project, Urbanising Place, draws to a close, Mark Walton looks at what we’ve learnt and how we will be applying it to the new UK-based Fringe Farming project over the coming months.

This year is an exciting period for our work on peri urban…


This blog by our Movement Building Coordinator, Ọlá Ayòrindé, is the first of a series in which we are seeking to understand the nature of social movements, and how we can take lessons from movements of the past and present to inform how we organise today.

This blog is the…


Louis joins Shared Assets as our new Projects Officer. In his first blog, he introduces himself and why he cares about common good land use.

As a physical geographer by education, I have always been interested in how land responds to natural processes and human uses. I became interested in…

Shared Assets

We are a think and do tank that makes land work for everyone.

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