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The First International Conference on Urbanisation in the Arctic

Nuuk, Greenland, 28-30 August 2012

Nordregio, in cooperation with Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland, invites researchers and politicians, who are directly involved in the development of Arctic societies, to attend the First International Conference on Urbanisation in the Arctic.

"Urbanisation is a global trend which will significantly contribute to the shaping of human life in the future. The Arctic region is no exception ... Since the 1960's, most of the population growth in the Arctic has occurred in urban centres tied to industrial activities, social services and public administration." (Rasmus Ole Rasmussen, Megatrends, 2011, pp 22).

Saturday 18 August 2012:
The final draft of the program (dated 18 August 2012) has been released.



Rasmus Ole Rasmussen

Senior Research Fellow

Ryan Weber

Senior Research Advisor