A parable: the emergence of ruderal 'communities' on former military bases in the UK

Kipley, Fen (2016) A parable: the emergence of ruderal 'communities' on former military bases in the UK. In: Sustainable Regeneration of Former Military Sites. Routledge, pp. 73-88. ISBN 978-1-138-01652-1

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The sale of public assets can provide much needed funds for the UK’s HM Treasury but when the sale involves former military accommodation in rural areas that have limited access to services, recreational facilities and employment opportunities it can create areas of deprivation that require substantial government resources to bring back to a reasonable standard. In exploring whether the current MoD site disposal policy is equitable, we uncover the human story and the importance of ‘forming’ community over and above profit. Should planning for a sustainable future and providing the means for a resilient community always be the primary consideration?

Additional Information:The final published version can be accessed online at https://www.routledge.com/Sustainable-Regeneration-of-Former-Military-Sites/Bagaeen-Clark/p/book/9781138016521
Keywords:Rural Communities, Military Geography, Community Engagement, Action Research, Appreciative Inquiry, MoD Policy, Surplus Estate, Sustainable Regeneration
Subjects:L Social studies > L410 UK Social Policy
L Social studies > L700 Human and Social Geography
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K422 Rural Planning
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K450 Housing
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:32424
Deposited On:04 Sep 2018 15:06

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