What are Property Rights?

Lincoln Insititute of Land Policy

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks to improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land. A nonprofit private operating foundation whose origins date to 1946, the Lincoln Institute researches and recommends creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social, and environmental challenges. Through education, training, publications, and events, we integrate theory and practice to inform public policy decisions worldwide.

Land from Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Land tab brings exclusive land and property rights reportage produced by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. It showcases analysis, photographs and videos from land and property rights experts around the world.  A weekly e-newsletter is available for sign-up through the website.

Global Land Alliance

The mission of Global Land Alliance is to enable the prosperity of people and places by advancing learning and practice to achieve land tenure security and the efficient, inclusive and sustainable use of land and natural resources.

Property Rights Alliance

Property Rights Alliance (PRA) stands as an advocacy organization dedicated to the protection of physical and intellectual property rights, both domestically and internationally. PRA’s efforts to protect property rights are all-encompassing and include issues such as: Federal and state law for “takings” and the use of eminent domain; Federal government land and building ownership; U.S. environmental policy and its effect on private property ownership; Property law and land ownership in developing countries in order to foster economic growth and democracy.

Castle Coalition

The Castle Coalition is a nationwide network of home and small business owners that uses activism to fight the private-to-private transfer of property by the government through the use of its eminent domain power. We are a community of grassroots activists across the country committed to stopping eminent domain abuse through the public and political processes.


The Cyberhood’s mission is to encourage critical thinking about the plight of communities of color, conditions in the inner city, and the problems of low-wage workers. The website’s goal is to connect students, scholars, practitioners, and activists from across the racial and class divide in order to build meaningful relationships. It is our belief that the building of such connections will strengthen the struggle to understand and transform inner cities and the metropolitan regions of which they are a part.