Human Settlements in the Arctic

Human Settlements in the Arctic

An Account of the ECE Symposium on Human Settlements Planning and Development in the Arctic, Godthåb, Greenland, 18-25 August 1978

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Author: Unknown Author
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161396

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Human Settlements in the Arctic is an account of the ECE Symposium on Human Settlements Planning and Development held in the Arctic Godthab, Greenland, on 18-25 August 1978. The text focuses on the dynamics of human settlements in the Arctic regions, taking into consideration the severe climate, permafrost and other hazards, and remoteness from services and sources of supply. The book first offers information on human settlement objectives in the Arctic, including Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Scandinavia, and the USSR. The manuscript then takes a look at community planning and the provision of infrastructure. Topics include community planning in relation to economic development; water and sanitation service levels in the Northwest Territories, Canada; and sewerage and other waste disposal. The text ponders on the construction of housing and other buildings, including heating systems, permafrost, prefabrication, and behavioral aspects and public participation in housing design and improvement. The manuscript also discusses physical planning and layout of settlements and programming, design, and construction of engineering infrastructure facilities, housing, and related social service facilities. The book is a fine reference for readers wanting to explore the dynamics of human settlements in the Artic regions.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    The Arctic: A Note on Terminology

    Part I


    Address On Behalf of the Government of Denmark

    Introductory Statement by the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe

    Part II

    1. Human Settlement Objectives in the Arctic






    2. Community Planning and the Provision of Infrastructure

    Community Planning in Relation to Economic Development

    Transportation: The Basis of Arctic Community Planning



    Water Supply

    Sewerage and Other Waste Disposal

    Electricity Supply

    Heating Systems


    Overall Layout

    3. The Construction of Housing and Other Buildings



    Insulation, Ventilation and Humidity Control

    Heating Systems

    Behavioural Aspects and Public Participation in Housing Design and Improvement

    The Cost of Arctic Construction

    Part III

    4. Conclusions and Recommendations

    Physical Planning and Layout of Settlements

    Programming, Design and Construction of Engineering Infrastructure Facilities

    Programming, Design and Construction of Housing and Related Social Service Facilities

    Note on Documentation

    List of Participants

Product details

  • No. of pages: 132
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161396

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Dr. Sam Stuart is a physiotherapist and a research Fellow within the Balance Disorders Laboratory, OHSU. His work focuses on vision, cognition and gait in neurological disorders, examining how technology-based interventions influence these factors. He has published extensively in world leading clinical and engineering journals focusing on a broad range of activities such as real-world data analytics, algorithm development for wearable technology and provided expert opinion on technology for concussion assessment for robust player management. He is currently a guest editor for special issues (sports medicine and transcranial direct current stimulation for motor rehabilitation) within Physiological Measurement and Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, respectively.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, Northumbria University, UK Honorary Physiotherapist, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Shields, UK

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