WIT Press

CREATIVE REUSE OF FORMER DEFENCE FACILITIES IN THE UNITED STATES

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HA-V1-N2-226-236

Volume

Volume 1 (2017), Issue 2

Pages

10

Page Range

226 - 236

Author(s)

C. PREBLE

Abstract

Although many people often worry that the closure of military facilities will seriously harm local economies, most areas eventually recover the lost. Case studies paint a richer picture than statistics. This article explores three cases from the United States – The Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia; the Springfield Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts; and the Brunswick Naval Air Station in Brunswick, Maine – to show how communities have adapted to the closure of military facilities.

Keywords

Brunswick Naval Air Station, defence conversion, Maine, Massachusetts, Richmond, Spring- field Armory, Tredegar Iron Works, Virginia