Name: Sustainable Regeneration

 
Sustainable Regeneration of Former Military Sties is the first book to analyse the search for sustainable futures for property formerly dedicated to national defence.  Arsenals, airforce and naval bases, military towns and defence lines in the US, China, Europe and the UK are finding new life, but the transition from military to civilian life from these contaminated, isolated, heritage laden and often contested sites in locations ranging from urban to remote is far from easy.  With twelve case studies drawn from different countries, many written by those involved, this book enables the diverse stakeholders in these projects to discover unique opportunities for reuse and learn from others' experience of successful regeneration. 

1. Framing military brownfields as a catalyst for urban regeneration - Samer Bagaeen
 2. From Crown to commons? A UK perspective –
Julian Dobson
 3. Democracy, military bases, and marshmallows - Connor Ryan
 4. Make art not war: Defence sites find new life as centres of creativity - Celia Clark
 5. A parable: The emergence of ruderal ‘communities’ on former military bases in the UK - Fen B. Kipley
 6. Communities old and new: Military brownfields
 and the Aldershot Urban Extension - Robert Adam
 7. Twelve miles, eighteen years, and worlds apart:
The cases of the Philadelphia Navy Yard and the Frankford Arsenal - Christopher A. Preble
 8. Military sites conserva1on and regenera1on in Taiwan - Yi-Jen Tseng
9. Military brownfields in the Netherlands: The revitaliza1ons of the New Dutch Waterline (1980-2014) - Gerdy A. Verschuure-Stuip
10. The Regenera1on of disused military airfields in
China - Tang Yan and Yang Dong
11. Redeveloping Naval Air Sta1on Brunswick: From a navy base to a great new place! - Steven Levesque
12. The Brooklyn Navy Yard revived: A defense conversion case study in the United States - Christopher A. Preble and Celia Clark
13. Conclusion: Diversity in the transforma1on of defense sites to new civilian life - Celia Clark
 

This pioneering book was launched on 22 June on Governors' Island, New York's key new park created on a military and coast guard base.  Add here 'Three of the authors were present...'



Sustainable Regeneration of Former Military Sties is the first book to analyse the search for sustainable futures for property formerly dedicated to national defence.  Arsenals, airforce and naval bases, military towns and defence lines in the US, China, Europe and the UK are finding new life, but the transition from military to civilian life from these contaminated, isolated, heritage laden and often contested sites in locations ranging from urban to remote is far from easy.  With twelve case studies drawn from different countries, many written by those involved, this book enables the diverse stakeholders in these projects to discover unique opportunities for reuse and learn from others' experience of successful regeneration. 


Three of the authors will be present: Celia Clark, Samer Bagaeen and Christopher Preble.

Dr. Celia Clark is an expert on the transition of former defence sites to civilian uses and was editor of the publication in the image

She initiated a series of conference organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology: Defence Sites Heritage and Future held in Portsmouth in 2012, Venice Arsenale in 2014; the next will be in Alicante from 4-6 May 2016 (wessex.ac.uk/defence2016).  She is currently editing a book about the sustainable regeneration of ex-military sites across the world - due to be published in 2016.  She is a committee member of the Naval Dockyards Society (http://navaldockyards.org).

Celia Clark lives in Portsmouth and was a founder member of the
Portsmouth Society , a voluntary groupwhich campaigns to preserve the best of the city's environment: buildings, streets, open spaces, harbour and seashore and to encourage design excellence in new buildings and urban spaces.

 As well as locally, she works at national and international level. As Education Officer of the Civic Trust she and colleagues at the National Trust and English Heritage worked to ensure that education in, about and for the built environment was a key part in the first draft of the National Curriculum. With colleagues in the Civic Trust's Regeneration Unit she encouraged young people and local communities to take an active part in reshaping their neighbourhoods. She edited Shaping Place, a national environmental education broadsheet for teachers.

 Her master's degree dissertation at Oxford Brookes focussed on the future of four historic dockyards - in Portsmouth, Plymouth, Chatham and Venice Arsenale. She extended this research in her report: Vintage Ports: differing futures for historic dockyards across Europe published by the University of the West of England in 2000, which was welcomed by defence ministries in several countries. Naval Dockyards Society She currently is working on a book exploring how historic dockyard towns across the world are reinvented themselves following defence cuts and closures, to be published by the Wessex Institute of Technology. The proposal to inscribe Portsmouth Harbour, the Isle of Wight and Spithead onto the World Heritage list -