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: Yong Zhou
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



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


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About the Author

Yong Zhou

Professor Yong Zhou is a recognized expert in the field of non-linear difference equations and their applications in China. He was Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations over 2007-2011, and is present Guest Editor at Optimization (T&F), Nonlinear Dynamics and Journal of Vibration and Control (Sage), and at Elsevier former Guest Editor of Computers & Mathematics with Applications over 2010-2012 and Applied Mathematics and Computation over 2014-2015.

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Zhejiang Normal University, P.R. China.

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