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Land Reuse Month 2022

March 3, 2022 @ 9:30 am - March 24, 2022 @ 12:30 pm

The Scottish Land Commission is hosting Land Reuse Month 2022 to explore how to support delivery of land reform in the public sector. Tackling vacant and derelict land is essential to quality place-making, bringing numerous benefits to local authorities and communities.
The ways we own and use land shape the kind of economy, climate and communities we live in. Land needs to be part of our economic thinking as we address recovery, renewal and a just transition to net zero. Leadership by the public sector can help bring land back into use, transforming Scotland’s approach to tackling the legacy of derelict land, and ensuring that it is no longer acceptable to allow land to fall into long term disrepair.
All Land Reuse Month sessions are free and open to all, with a focus on local authority and public sector organisation staff in the areas of planning, regeneration, economic development, and public health.
Thursday 3rd March: Week 1 – Understanding the opportunity
This session will look at how realising the multiple benefits of land reuse projects can help overcome barriers and how to leverage finance and investment – including the Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme – to use land as an asset that can contribute to community wellbeing and net zero carbon objectives.
Thursday 10th March: Week 2 – Communities and collaboration; Tools and resources
This session will look at the importance and value of engagement and collaboration with communities in decisions relating to land and provide practical tools on how to do that proactively and effectively.
Thursday 17th March: Week 3 – Activate your estate – in partnership with EDAS
This session, held in partnership with EDAS, will look at proactive land management practices with a focus on collaboration with other sectors and organisations, and hear from those who are already implementing best practice and how it has benefitted those involved.
Thursday 24th March: Week 4 – Develop a strategy
The final week will look at land and assets and how they relate to community wealth building, innovative approaches to re-imagining our town centres and vacant and derelict land and what support and funding are available.