Barriers such as red tape, incomplete data and difficulties tracking down absentee landlords must be urgently tackled to help cities access community ownership.
Decentralisation of power from Holyrood, full devolution of local taxes and directly elected mayors are among the proposals made by campaigners and politicians pushing for reforms to local government in Scotland.
The owners of Scotland's six offshore wind farms have been criticised for paying a 'measly' amount of money to local communities.
Red Rock Power, a firm owned by the Chinese government, lobbied a Scottish minister to reduce the amount it was set to pay Crown Estate Scotland.
Three out of every four care home places are now provided by private companies, according to new data which reveals the growing privatisation of care.
A Scottish Government agency has been criticised after handing £100,000 in Covid-19 bailout funds to a luxury golfing development on land owned by the Earl of Moray.
The Scottish Government is facing unprecedented pressure to overhaul its plans to cut climate pollution from farming from a powerful alliance of food and environment groups.
Scottish local authorities are investing £1.7 billion in 52 fossil fuel companies blamed for causing climate chaos.
The Scottish Government is coming under pressure to find a new way to finance infrastructure investment as concerns rise over the cost of private finance schemes.