Our Approach

We want to change the conditions for urban community land buy outs, making it a normal, straight forward option for community groups. This includes promoting community ownership so that more people are aware of its potential, and conducting research to better understand the challenges and opportunities for community owners, and for land reform.

This is an action research project, which means we do research in order to influence practical changes. We always welcome input, particularly from communities – you’re the experts on your own experiences.

The Community Ownership Hub: Glasgow and Clyde Valley is a pilot project, aimed at a particular part of Scotland, but we have big ambitions and share our learning whenever we can.

Project Objectives

Our project objectives are:

  1. Raising the profile of urban community ownership
  2. Enhanced support for community groups
  3. Vacant and derelict land
  4. Planning innovations
  5. Addressing inequality and building inclusion

We are tracking progress on these objectives through our monitoring and evaluation strategy. Follow the links above to find out more about each objective.

We publish occasional updates and a yearly progress report for the project. Find out more here: Our Progress.

To learn more about our policy and research work check out the links below, or get in touch.

Our Research and Reports