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Title Settlements at the edge [electronic resource] : remote human settlements in developed nations / [edited by] Andrew Taylor, Dean B. Carson, Prescott C. Ensign, Lee Huskey, Rasmus Ole Rasmussen, Gertrude Saxinger.

Published Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub., c. 2016.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (488 p.) : ill.
Series New horizons in regional science
New horizons in regional science.
Notes Contributors include: P. Berggren, D. Bird, O.J. Borch, A. Boyle, H. Brokensha, F. Brouard, D. Carson, D. Carson, T. Carter, B. Charters, J. Cleary, J. Cokley, S. de la Barre, W. Edwards, S. Eikeland, M. Eimermann, P.C. Ensign, J. Garrett, G. Gísladóttir, K. Golebiowska, J. Guenther, P. Hanrick, L. Harbo, S. Harwood, P. Heinrich, L. Huskey, G. Jóhannesdóttir, I. Kelman, A. Koch, N. Krasnoshtanova, V. Kuklina, J. Lovell, R. Marjavaara, M. McAuliffe, R. McLeman, J.J. McMurtry, T. Nilsen, L.M. Nilsson, P. Peters, A. Petrov, G. Pétursdóttir, B. Prideaux, W. Rankin, J. Roto, J. Salmon, G. Saxinger, A. Schoo, P. Sköld, A. Taylor, M. Thompson, P. Timony, A. Vuin, M. Warg Næss, E. Wenghofer, E. Wensing, D.R. White, D. Zoellner.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I settlement histories and their representations -- 1. Introduction: settlements at the edge -- 2. The dynamic history of government settlements at the edge -- 3. Boom back or blow back? growth strategies in mono-industrial resource towns - 'east' and 'west' -- 4. International migration and the changing nature of settlements at the edge -- 5. Gender matters: the importance of gender to settlements at the edge of the nordic arctic -- 6. Place-based planning in remote regions: Cape York Peninsula, Australia and Nunavut, Canada -- Part II understanding settlement populations in sparsely populated areas -- 7. Sources of data for settlement level analyses in sparsely populated areas -- 8. New mobilities - new economies? temporary populations and local innovation capacity in sparsely populated areas -- 9. Land rights and their influence on settlement patterns -- 10. Re-evolution of growth pole settlements in northern peripheries? reflecting the emergence of an LNG hub in northern Australia with experiences from northern Norway -- 11. Contemporary indigenous settlements: mixed market approaches -- 12. Modelling settlement futures: techniques and challenges -- Part III future prospects for settlements at the edge -- 13. Climate change and settlement level impacts -- 14. Recruitment and retention of professional labour: the health workforce at settlement level -- 15. Renewing and re-invigorating settlements: a role for tourism? -- 16. The local demography of resource economies: long term implications of natural resource industries for demographic development in sparsely populated areas -- 17. Entrepreneurship and innovation at the edge: creating inducements for people and place -- 18. The ultimate edge: the case for planning media for sustaining space communities -- 19. Conclusion.
Summary Settlements at the Edge examines the evolution, characteristics, functions and shifting economic basis of settlements in sparsely populated areas of developed nations. With a focus on demographic change, the book features theoretical and applied cases which explore the interface between demography, economy, well-being and the environment. This book offers a comprehensive and insightful knowledge base for understanding the role of population in shaping the development and histories of northern sparsely populated areas of developed nations including Alaska (USA), Australia, Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Finland and other nations with territories within the Arctic Circle. In the past, many remote settlements were important bases for opening up vast areas for resource extraction, working as strategic centres and as national representations of the conquering of frontiers. With increased contemporary interest from governments, policy makers, multinational companies and other stakeholders, this book explores the importance of understanding relationships between settlement populations and the economy at the local level. It features international and expert contributors who present insightful case studies on the role of human geography - primarily population issues - in shaping the past, present and future of settlements in remote areas. They also provide analysis of opportunities and challenges for northern settlements and the effects of climate change, resource futures and tourism. A chapter on the issues of populating future space settlements highlights that many issues for settlement change and functions in isolated and remote spatial realms are universal. This book will appeal to those interested in the past, present and future importance of settlements 'at the edge' of developed nations as well as to those working in policy and programme contexts. College students enrolled in courses such as demography, population studies, human studies, regional development, social policy and/or economics will find value in this book as well.
Notes Description based on print record.
Other author Taylor, Andrew, active 2016.
Carson, Dean Bradley.
Ensign, Prescott C.
Huskey, Lee.
Rasmussen, Rasmus Ole.
Saxinger, Gertrude.
Edward Elgar Publishing.
Subject Human settlements -- Economic aspects.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781784711962 (e-book)