Salvaging Community: How American Cities Rebuild Closed Military Bases provides a comprehensive evaluation of how American communities redevelop former military bases following the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process.
In this episode we speak with book's co-authors Michael Touchton and Amanda Ashley. Michael Touchton is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami. Amanda J. Ashley is Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Community Development in the School of Public Service at Boise State University.
We spoke to Michael and Amanda about how they became interested in what American communities are doing to successfully redevelop former military bases in their city, why collaborative governance is the key to success, and what they would tell communities whose base has been closed or is slated to in the near future.
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