Resources and urbanization in the global periphery

Perspectives from urban and landscape studies

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Access full text here:10.1016/j.cities.2020.102647
Keyword: Engineering and Technology, Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Teknik och teknologier, Samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Arkitekturteknik, Resource-urbanization nexus, Arctic, South America, Landscape planning, Global periphery, Arkitektur, Architecture
Publication year: 2020
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SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG 15 Life on landSDG 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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During the fall of 2018, a two-day seminar in Lulea, Sweden, gathered an interdisciplinary group of researchers to reflect on the socio-urban and political processes of resource extraction and urbanization in the global periphery. Cases from the Arctic region and South America were discussed from the point of view of law, history and technology, planning, and urban economics to explore the multiple conflicts arising from resource-based development in sparsely populated areas. From this perspective, we present here the cases of Kiruna, Sweden, and Calama, Chile, to highlight the need to expand urban and landscape research into the nexus between resources and urbanization.


Agatino Rizzo

Luleå tekniska universitet; Arkitektur och vatten
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Jeanette Sordi

Design Lab, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
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