Human Settlements in the Arctic - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080234489, 9781483161396

Human Settlements in the Arctic

1st Edition

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

Authors: Unknown Author
eBook ISBN: 9781483161396
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 132
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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 Acknowledgements The Arctic: A Note on Terminology Part I Introduction 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 Alaska Canada Greenland Scandinavia USSR 2. Community Planning and the Provision of Infrastructure Community Planning in Relation to Economic Development Transportation: The Basis of Arctic Community Planning Communications Fire Water Supply Sewerage and Other Waste Disposal Electricity Supply Heating Systems Utilidors Overall Layout 3. The Construction of Housing and Other Buildings Prefabrication Permafrost 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


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