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Building Arctic Futures: Transport Infrastructures and Sustainable Northern Communities

Project description

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.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-ADG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-ADG - Advanced Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 499 998

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 2 499 998
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments