Sustainable Regeneration of Former Military Sites

Sustainable Regeneration of Former Military Sites

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Sustainable Regeneration of Former Military Sites is the first book to analyze a profound land use change happening all over the world: the search for sustainable futures for property formerly dedicated to national defense now becoming redundant, disposed of and redeveloped. The new military necessity for rapid flexible response requires quite different physical resources from the massive fixed positions of the Cold War, with huge tracts of land and buildings looking for new uses. The transition from military to civilian life for these complex, contaminated, isolated, heritage laden and often contested sites in locations ranging from urban to remote is far from easy. There is very little systematic analysis of what follows base closures, leaving communities, governments, developers, and planners experimenting with untested land use configurations, partnership structures, and financing strategies. With twelve case studies drawn from different countries, many written by those involved, Sustainable Regeneration of Former Military Sites enables the diverse stakeholders in these projects to discover unique opportunities for reuse and learn from othersa€™ experiences of successful regeneration.It now hosts Museums of Modern Art and Oriental Art, a concert hall in the dockyard church, a College of Art, floating boat hostel, traditional ... The latest addition to the islanda#39;s facilities is a hotel (Clark, 2014a). The World Heritage site of Suomenlinna (Sveaborg) in Finland is in mixed use. ... following Chathama#39;s closure and Portsmoutha#39;s downgrading to a Fleet Maintenance and Repair Base in the 1980s.

Title:Sustainable Regeneration of Former Military Sites
Author: Samer Bagaeen, Celia Clark
Publisher:Routledge - 2016-06-10

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