Jóhannesson, Hjalti and de Roo, Colette and Robaey, Zoë (2011) Sustainable Planning of Megaprojects in the Circumpolar North - broadening the horizon, gaining insight empowering local stakeholders. Project Report. University of Akureyri Research Centre.
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This report is prepared for the partial fulfilment of the project “Mega-project planning in the Circumpolar North - broadening the horizon, gaining insight, empowering local stakeholders” which commenced in the spring of 2010. The aim of the project was to assess the planning processes of Arctic mega-projects in the light of sustainable development. It assessed the potential social, economic and environmental impacts of mega-projects in the Circumpolar North and provides insight and lessons learnt as regards sustainable planning of mega-projects for the benefit of decision-makers and the general public. To this end, the project compared two case studies: the construction of Kárahnjúkar hydro project and an Alcoa aluminium smelter in East Iceland and the development of the Kearl Oil Sands near Wood Buffalo, in Alberta, Canada.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Project Report)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||megaproject, megaprojects, oil sands, hydro, Kárahnjúkar, Kearl, aluminium, local, communities|
|Subjects:||Natural Resources and Industry > Energy
Peoples, Cultures and Societies > Local Communities
Research and Education > Projects
Peoples, Cultures and Societies > Sustainable Development
|Date Deposited:||27 Oct 2011 13:35|
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