The role of transport infrastructures in sustaining Arctic communities
The Arctic has been home to human communities for thousands of years but transport infrastructures connecting the North with southern centres of (colonial) power have remained minimal. Climate change, shifting geopolitics and economic globalisation have brought the Arctic into the limelight, resulting in transport infrastructure megaprojects designed to satisfy external interests. The question rarely asked is how existing and planned infrastructures will impact local residents. To address this question, the EU-funded INFRANORTH project will study the intended and unintended consequences of transport infrastructure projects on the lives of Arctic residents, indigenous and non-indigenous alike. By combining ethnographic fieldwork with demographic data and archival research, the project will shed light on the role of transport infrastructures in sustaining Arctic communities.
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