Journal of Nordregio no 2, 2011

The Arctic goes urban

All over the world and also in the Arctic there is a clear tendency of urbanisation. Ownership to dwellings is also gradually changed from public to private. A housing market is established and Greenland is one example. In Russia, at the Kola-peninsula, the standard of flats in the Krutsjovsky styled blocks is increasing. The owners invest in their flats. A few people are building large villas while many are leaving the region all together. Jobs are fewer and the economical advantages of living in the High North are reduced. Attention is also paid to the growing housing-crisis in Iceland in the Journal of Nordregio no 2-2011, which has just been published. This will also be the last issue of this journal to be available in a printed format.

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Contents

New virtual format
Editorial
Move to town and get your own place
Housing: Price-bonanzas and emptiness
Fulfilling our housing dreams
Modernising Murmansk
Greenland´s changing housing market
The dilemma of Blok P
Glory and blighted landscapes in Reykjavík
Lessons from Alcoa in East Iceland
Aluminium overtakes fish in Iceland
More migrant workers in the Arctic
Alcoa aluminium coming to Greenland
The "greening" of the economy
Resource banks or perennial recipients?
Joint Nordic climate change adaptation ?
The EU's Arctic Footprint