Socially productive use of land, property and assets
Our land is a valuable commodity – even more so after the focus of COP 26/27 which has helped to highlight the climate emergency. Coupled with the need for more housing for an ever growing population means that as a society we need to address these challenges to ensure that we can all benefit from this resource. This can be achieved by:
asset transfers – community buyouts of public and private land in order to protect the land and ensure it remains of benefit to all
collaboration with landlords (private and public sector) for the use of vacant premises with rebates or rent reductions for local businesses, social enterprises etc to encouraging a thriving high streets, which ties in to the ethos of ‘20 minute neighbourhoods’
promote ‘Reuse, Repurpose and Reduce’ to reduce the waste going to landfill
rewilding – increased tree planting, reintroduction of native species and encouraging biodiversity across the variety of regions landscape
regulation of land rights to ensure more productive use of local land, whilst encouraging an environmental approach
Socially productive use of land, property and assets: where unused local places and spaces are used by communities, businesses and organisations for social, community, health and/or educational activities, events and employment opportunities. An example of this can be found in the Go Beyond case study about Dumbeg Park.