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Three futures for Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen, the ‘capital’ of Svalbard (or Spitsbergen as it is called by some), is a lively community that is now facing closure of its cornerstone-industry: coal mining. World market prices have plummeted, operating costs are high, and ... Read more »

Arctic Urban Landscapes of Tasiilaq

In collaboration with Future North and Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq, two master studios at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape and the Tromsø Academy of Landscape and Territorial Studies (both AHO) have studied the urban landscapes of Tasiilaq, ... Read more »

The City that is an Island

In Tasiilaq on Greenland’s East Coast infrastructure and the urban support systems are present and highly visible in the town. This provides a contrast to modern cities in other parts of the world—in which infrastructure is often both ... Read more »