The focus in the other workshops is on how land can be used to satisfy human needs such as for housing, food and social space. However, what about all the other species that we share the planet with, as well as the air we breathe and the water we drink? How do we ensure that… Continue reading Land for What? London – Environment and The Rights Of Nature
There is a lot wrong with land use in this country but where and when have things gone well!? What can we learn from success stories? This session will explore both urban and rural case studies including Cate Chapman (Ecological Land Coop), Peter Peacock (Community Land Scotland), Jonathan Rosenberg (Walterton and Elgin Community Homes) and… Continue reading Land for What? London – Success Stories In Land Use
A session exploring the effect of privatisation and austerity on parks, recreation, community and public spaces Hosted by Kate Swade (Shared Assets) with Dave Morris (National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces).
What facts and knowledge are important to understand when starting to think about land in the UK? This session is designed for people who are relative new comers to exploring land as a common issue and will be repeated twice as we believe many of you will find this a really useful overview and introduction… Continue reading Land for What? London – Land: the Fundamentals
Increases in land value can be divisive as owners benefit while everyone else pays the cost. Communities create the value of land yet do not benefit from it. In this session we will collaboratively explore three ways to address this problem by looking at Land Value Tax, ‘Planning Gain’ taxes and rethinking ownership. Molly Scott… Continue reading Land for What? London – Capturing the value of land for the common good
Land reform has rarely been in the political agenda in the last half century, however more people are now understanding its importance. This session will explore key focuses for UK land reform legislation. What is realistic and what would be most important? Join land rights campaigners Marion Shoard and Andy Wightman to discuss these questions.
On 21st March 2015 130 people attended a one-day conference in Totnes to explore ‘How can we grow a proper relationship between people and place?’ They made a seven minute film and conference report, which provides links to audio recordings of the presentations that were given. The speakers (with links to videos of their talks) were: Tal Leshem … Continue reading The Land Conference 2015, Totnes