596 Acres convenes an active network of land access facilitators who cross-pollinate each other’s work. We engage in an ongoing conversation with other groups about how to make land more available to communities in our cities. You can learn about 596 Acres’ partnerships to build mapping tools that support these advocates’ work in Maps for Other Cities and read updates from across our network in our News section. A list of participants in the worldwide network is below.
One highlight of our work with this international network was a 2-day symposium we hosted with the New School in April 2014: Turning Vacant Acres into Community Resources. You can read the conference materials and the issue of Cities and the Environment derived from its proceedings. That gathering brought together representatives from many of the organizations below, who are facilitating the transformation of vacant lots and community control of land in towns and cities around the world.
If you’re looking to plug in directly to any of the below projects, please get in touch with them! And please contact us if there are other great transformation facilitators out there who we should connect with and list here!
In the United States
Collective Roots, East Palo Alto
From Lot to Spot, Los Angeles
New Orleans Food & Farm Network (our partner on Living Lots NOLA)
Lots to Gardens, Lewiston
The Vacant Lot Project, Albany
Grassroots Gardens, Buffalo
Partnership for the Public Good, Buffalo
Greenprint, Niagara Falls
Cuyahoga Land Bank, Cleveland
Neighborhood Progress, Cleveland
African American United Fund, Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia
Gtech Strategies, Pittsburgh
Outside the United States
Green My Favela/Favela Mas Verde, Rio de Janeiro
Cities Without Hunger/Cidades Sem Fome, São Paulo
LANDE, Montreal (a local variant of the 596 Acres organizing model)
Everyday Growing Cultures, Manchester
Love Old Trafford Lots, Manchester (an opportunities-mapping project inspired by 596 Acres)
Grow Sheffield, Sheffield