Mobirise

Land/Earth

The earth belongs to no one


Land back to earth jobs back to work


The first man who enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying ‘This is mine’, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society. From how many crimes and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not anyone have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows, ‘Beware of listening to this impostor, you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody"
Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality (1754)


If only we had listened to Rousseau's advice. It is claimed that currently 432 private land owners own 50% of the private land in rural Scotland. The latest estimate of Scotland's population is 5,327,000 , so this means that half of a fundamental resource for the country is owned by 0.008% of the population. www.gov.scot


How long before this process of inverted colonisation concludes and they own the lot? 






Dereliction of duty


"People in Glasgow have been living with

derelict land or buildings for years, and

attention must be explicitly drawn to the routes

to address the issue."


"Communities must be specifically informed of their rights - if

we look at an example across the pond, projects in New

York City have placed signage on undeveloped land, stating

'This Land is Your Land', with the details of the city agency

responsible for it underneath along with a link to a website

explaining the rights of communities. People in Glasgow

have been living with derelict land or buildings for years,

and attention must be explicitly drawn to the routes to

address the issue."


Exploring the case for Asset Based Community

Development Commonweal


Neoliberalism With a Community Face? A Critical Analysis of Asset-Based Community Development in Scotland



Health And Derelict Land Linking Environment and Health: Derelict Lands, Deprivation, and Health Inequality in Glasgow and New York City