Artek Event 2014, 7-9 April -
“Urbanisation and infrastructure in the Arctic – Challenges to sustainability”
•Sustainable housing and constructions under Arctic conditions that fulfil the local demands and cope with climate
•Eco-friendly technical infrastructure such as water, energy, drains etc. and backup systems which ensure continuous supply
•Urban planning that facilitates social equality, positive intercultural interactions, sustainable living, recreational activities while supporting public involvement
•Rapidly deployed new urban structures associated with major industries and temporary settlements create a series of technical challenges relating to living and working conditions
•Development of communities and attractive study programmes within technology and planning in order to fulfil the demand for qualified local expertise
- Karl Otto Ellefsen, Architect, Professor, Author and Rector at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway.
- Jan Gehl, Architect, Author and Professor Emeritus, Urban Design, School of Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Oral presentations and poster presentations will be selected based on the abstracts we receive. Discussions will follow each presentation, and we hope to have a lively and engaged debate on all topics.
Dates: from Monday 7 April 2014, 14:00 PM to Wednesday 9 April 2014, 18:00 PM.
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Urbanisation and infrastructure in the Arctic – Challenges to sustainability
Wed, Dec 04, 2013
The Arctic is undergoing substantial changes regarding urbanisation, settlement patterns, occupational structures, climate and migration, creating challenges for engineering, technical and societal strategies as well as solutions. The development enhances the need for affordable, robust and sustainable engineering solutions that fulfil technological demands under changing Arctic climate conditions. It is crucial to develop solutions that are aligned with local communities and their structures and to promote a positive interaction between the local cultures and the new incoming cultures. Increasing geographical inequality in population challenges the national planning and requires technical as well as societal innovations regarding transport infrastructure, commercial development etc. The Artek Event 2014 offers the opportunity for participants from the industry, the public sector, the science community and others to present, discuss and exchange ideas and experience.