Sustaining Russia's Arctic Cities: Resource Politics, Migration, and Climate Change

Robert W. Orttung

Urban areas in Arctic Russia are experiencing unprecedented social and ecological change. This collection outlines the key challenges that city managers will face in navigating this shifting political, economic, social, and environmental terrain.

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Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publish Date: 03/28/2018
Pages: 274
ISBN-13: 9781785338427
ISBN-10: 1785338420
Language: English

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Urban areas in Arctic Russia are experiencing unprecedented social and ecological change. This collection outlines the key challenges that city managers will face in navigating this shifting political, economic, social, and environmental terrain. In particular, the volume examines how energy production drives a boom-bust cycle in the Arctic economy, explores how migrants from Muslim cultures are reshaping the social fabric of northern cities, and provides a detailed analysis of climate change and its impact on urban and industrial infrastructure.

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