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.
Territories of Life is a video toolkit with a purpose. It’s aim is to bring stories of resistance, resilience and hope to indigenous communities on the frontline of the global rush for land. We really hope that Land For What? will be able to put together something similar for communities in the UK facing land… Continue reading Territories of Life – a video toolkit for indigenous communities facing land grabs
This 1.5hr documentary by Dan and Peter Snow was broadcast in 2006 on the BBC, it is an excellent introduction to land and housing rights, ownership and usage.
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