Making land work
for everyone

We are a think and do tank that supports people managing land for the common good.

At Shared Assets we believe that land is a common good that should deliver shared benefits for everyone.

We provide practical advice, support and training to landowners and communities who want to manage land as a sustainable and productive asset.

We also undertake research, policy and advocacy work to help create an environment where common good models of land management can flourish.

We feed learning from this and all our other work into advocacy, campaigning, and new innovations like Land Explorer, Unlocking Networks and Parks Academy.

Introducing Land Explorer

Common good land use requires quality information. Land Explorer is our new map-based website, displaying key information on UK land in a simple and engaging way

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If you would like to talk to us about how we can help you, or if you want to find out more about what we do, then we'd love to hear from you.

We love to explore and discuss land-use topics, so don't be shy - join us online and let us know all about your ideas and issues!

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Latest news and opinion

Blog articles, news and opinion pieces from the Shared Assets team

The Park Keeper says ‘Yes!’

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. In her most recent blog for Shared Assets, Catherine Max shares how a permissive culture in parks could be attained.

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Making parks work

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.

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Broadening our perspectives

Our current land system is rooted in – and perpetuates – inequalities and injustice, and we believe that changing that starts with us. Mark Walton sets out how our perspective at Shared Assets has changed over the years and why we’re looking to recruit two new board members with experience of marginalisation with respect to the current land system.

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