Session III: Smart and resilient Arctic societies - Part II

Session format: debate

The world is in the middle of three revolutions, one green, one technological and one infrastructural. Between 4 and 6 million people live in the Arctic. Northern communities are diverse societies, with modern urban and remote and sparsely populated areas, and thus face an array of possibilities and challenges. As with other parts of the world, there is great interest in planning for greater sustainability, accessibility, affordability and healthier cities, towns and villages. How may technology and connectivity enhance resilience in arctic communities and promote a green economy? The smart city concept is relevant also in the Arctic. New technologies, digitalisation and enhanced connectivity, as well as modern architecture, have the potential to enable arctic communities to adapt to, and benefit from, ongoing changes. Offering a modern way of life and family-friendly solutions is crucial for attracting young people and competence. How can smart arctic communities adapt to the effects of climate change, the impacts of industrial development and foreign investment on local development and urbanisation? Indigenous peoples are unquestionably hugely impacted by climate change. However, traditional knowledge may serve as a basis for adaptation and sustainable development in the high north. In what ways do indigenous peoples apply modern technology in business development? How can we better connect the Arctic – through space technology, communication systems and the resulting development and exchange of expertise and knowledge?

Contributors

  • Monica Mæland, Minister of Local Government and Modernization of Norway
  • Klaus Dodds, Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom
  • Göran Cars, Professor in Urban Planning at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Tahnee Prior, Co-lead of Women of the Arctic, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Canada
  • Eirik Sivertsen, Member of Parliament of Norway representing the Labor Party and the County of Nordland
  • Evgeny Goman, Creator and director of Arctic Theater in Murmansk, Russia
  • Madeleine Redfern, Mayor of Iqaluit, Nunavut

Plenary Plenary

Monday 21st January 2019

15:00 - 16:00

Clarion Hotel The Edge - Margarinfabrikken

Add to Calendar 2019-01-21 15:00 2019-01-21 16:00 Europe/Oslo Session III: Smart and resilient Arctic societies - Part II ����Session format: debate The world is in the middle of three revolutions, one green, one technological and one infrastructural. Between 4 and 6 million people live in the Arctic. Northern communities are diverse societies, with modern urban and remote and sparsely populated areas, and thus face an array of possibilities and challenges. As with other parts of the world, there is great interest in planning for greater sustainability, accessibility, affordability and healthier cities, towns and villages. How may technology and connectivity enhance resilience in arctic communities and promote a green economy? The smart city concept is relevant also in the Arctic. New technologies, digitalisation and enhanced connectivity, as well as modern architecture, have the potential to enable arctic communities to adapt to, and benefit from, ongoing changes. Offering a modern way of life and family-friendly solutions is crucial for attracting young people and competence. How can smart arctic communities adapt to the effects of climate change, the impacts of industrial development and foreign investment on local development and urbanisation? Indigenous peoples are unquestionably hugely impacted by climate change. However, traditional knowledge may serve as a basis for adaptation and sustainable development in the high north. In what ways do indigenous peoples apply modern technology in business development? How can we better connect the Arctic – through space technology, communication systems and the resulting development and exchange of expertise and knowledge? Contributors Monica Mæland, Minister of Local Government and Modernization of Norway Klaus Dodds, Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom Göran Cars, Professor in Urban Planning at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden Tahnee Prior, Co-lead of Women of the Arctic, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Canada Eirik Sivertsen, Member of Parliament of Norway representing the Labor Party and the County of Nordland Evgeny Goman, Creator and director of Arctic Theater in Murmansk, Russia Madeleine Redfern, Mayor of Iqaluit, Nunavut Clarion Hotel The Edge - Margarinfabrikken

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