Making Land Work
By Mark Walton , September 2013
Case studies in collaboration
Mark Walton’s research explores four examples of shared management between community enterprises and landowners.
The case studies demonstrate that collaboration can deliver mutual benefits such as reduced costs, increased access to land, better environmental quality and better health and wellbeing.
The report identifies a number of key success factors that make collaborative approaches work, including the need for a negotiated formal agreement, clear communication, and realistic expectations on all sides.
It explores the particular leadership role of the individual who takes an intermediary position in the negotiation, often moving between being an “insider” and an “outsider” within their own organisation or community.
The report recommends that landowners wishing to engage community organisations should develop clear policies that encourage staff to take a flexible and entrepreneurial approach to delivering shared public value.
Take a look at the short films below on each of the case studies
Neroche Woodlanders from Shared Assets.
East Reservoir Community Garden from Shared Assets.
Chiltern Rangers CIC from Shared Assets.
Broadclyst Community Farm from Shared Assets on Vimeo.