Interdependence, not sovereignty, is the key to the development of Russia’s Arctic region

31 October, 2013

It has been five years since Russia adopted its comprehensive Arctic policy setting ambitious goals for the exploitation of Arctic resources, shipping along the Northern Sea Route and strengthening security in the region. While acknowledging the need for international cooperation, the policy emphasizes Russian sovereignty as a basis for Arctic development. Although strengthening Russia’s engagement … Read more

Changes in urban planning in the Soviet Arctic in the 1960s

11 September, 2013

Ekaterina Kalemeneva presented a poster on changes in urban planning in the Soviet Arctic at the recent European Society for Environmental History Conference in Munich, Germany.  Kalemeneva is a PhD candidate at the European University at Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Her studies form part of the Assessing Arctic Futures: Voices, Resources and Governance Project.  You can download … Read more

Tourism for Northern Peripheries? Presentations at the Nordic Geographers Meeting

Early summer 2013, researchers involved in the project From Resource Hinterland to Global Pleasure Periphery? Assessing the Role of Tourism for Sustainable Development in Arctic Communities presented a session on Tourism at the Nordic Geographers Meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland. The presentations especially considered the relationship between natural resources and tourism in the Arctic. Who owns … Read more