Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency | DAAR is an architectural research studio based in Palestine, which combines discourse, urban intervention, education, collective learning, public meetings and legal challenges as a form of political intervention and narration
Abandoned? | explores the concept that nothing or anywhere is ever totally abandoned, just waiting for nature or someone to find it and give it a new life. It explores the innovative ways humans have, and can re-use their environment and how these paths differ across the European continent
[im]possible living | rethinking the abandoned world. [im]possible living wants to be an enabler, a catalyst of the energies available in every place in the world that are not able to get through and give birth to the abandonment market and, in general, to a new housing development model
Bonn International Center for Conversion | BICC is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting peace and development, through the sustained and effective transformation of military-related structures, assets, functions and processes.
Close The Base | The Network for Okinawa (NO) is a grassroots network that draws together representatives from peace groups, environmental organizations, faith-based organizations, academia, and think tanks.
Association of Defence Communities | ADC unites the diverse interests of communities, state governments, the private sector and the military on issues of base closure and realignment, community military partnerships, defense real estate, mission growth, mission sustainment, military privatization, and base redevelopment.
BASE CLOSURE & REUSE:
the Base Realignment and Closure Program (BRAC) | Department of the Navy BRAC PMO
BRAC FAQ | Dept of the Army
BRAC sites by state/ U.S. Territory | Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Sitewide Ready for Anticipated Reuse BRAC sites cleaned up and ready for reuse | EPA
facts on the BRAC | GlobalSecurity.org
Community Reuse of Former Military Bases | US Department of Defence
Military Base Reuse | CCIM Institute
DoD Base Reuse Implementation Manual '97 (PDF) | US Department of Defence
Guidebook on Military Base Reuse and Homeless Assistance (PDF) | US Department of Defence
ADC - Strategic Plan 2011 (PDF) | Association of Defense Communities
2011 Winter Forum Presentations | Association of Defense Communities
Conversion of military bases in South Africa (PDF) | US and SA Departments of Defence
Turning Bases into Great Places (PDF) | United States. Environmental Protection Agency
News on U.S. military environmental remediation and property sales | United States. Center for Public Environmental Oversight (CPEO)
DoD Legacy Resource Management Program | provides financial assistance to the Department of Defense (DoD) efforts to preserve our natural and cultural heritage. The program assists DoD in protecting and enhancing resources while supporting military readiness.
Dutch Military Sites For Sale | Netherlands. State Development Company
Italian Military Sites For Sale | Italy. Agenzia del Demanio
PHOTOS & PRINTS:
bunker photography | Jonathan Andrew
light paintings on former military installations | David Gilliver
Modern Military Ruins of San Francisco | Telstar Logistics on Flickr
photography of abandoned military installations | ruins explorer Michael John Grist
The Shape of War | photographer Simon Norfolk and journalist Noah Shachtman | BLDGBLOG
Prints & Photographs Online Catalog | Library of Congress
Decolonizing The Mind | Alessandro Petti, director of DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency) talks about the work and critical approach of the practice at TEDxRamallah
Oush Grab: Liberated Land under Attack | A short documentary about Oush Ghrab site in Beit Sahour near Bethlehem in Palestine, which was an Israeli military base evacuated in 2006. Israeli settlers are trying to re-occupy the site, and Palestinian and international peace activists are trying to protect the land to allow space for a children hospital to be built on the site.
At Historic Berlin Airport, Picnics and Roller Skates | When the Nazi-era Tempelhof airport in Berlin was transformed into an urban park in May 2010, some residents didn’t know what to make of its sprawling ocean of concrete and grass. But the park is coming into its own as one of Europe’s more distinctive urban experiences and has become a popular place for concerts and cultural events... (nytimes.com)
Celica Hostel | former military prison that was renovated by artists to a unique hostel in Ljubljana, Slovenia. since its creative renewal in 2003 the hostel has been registered as cultural heritage(2005), declared the hippyest hostel in the world(2006) and said to be the best hostel in Ljubljana(2010). it is truly a piece of art.
ABANDONED MILITARY SITES
forbidden-places.net | urban exploration
urbex.nl | urban exploration
subbrit.org.uk | data resource of UK military installations by categories
abandoned and little known airfields | descriptions & images of 1,496 airfields in all 50 states
NIKE Missile sites | San Francisco Bay Area
resource on military | GlobalSecurity.org
foreign military bases on google earth | Transnational Institute
Economic Renewal | US Dept of Defense
Acquiring property at a former military base: The process and the law | FindArticles.com
Team Rubicon | disaster response team that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with medical professionals
U. S. Green Building Council | resources for green neighborhood design implementation
Italy, Hoping to Raise Billions, Plans Property Sale | Italy's government property sales | NYTimes.com
A New Hotel, Where the Stay Used to Be Mandatory | Camp Bucca's conversion into a hotel (Iraq) | NYTimes.com