Citizens and the planning of sustainability of mining

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Abstract

Greenland’s strong political desire to increase self-rule and economic independence from Denmark requires new sources of income and diversification of the economy. Mineral resources and urban centralization are promoted as the key instruments for creating economic independence. This transition will have a large impact on the citizen’s everyday life through the ongoing changes of settlement patterns and livelihoods.
The key question of this paper is how the citizens may inform and influence the sustainability of planning and implementation of local raw material projects and urban planning. Further, the paper explores the ongoing development based on theories of democracy and on capacity building. The paper aims at supporting participatory practices in the ongoing transition of the arctic societies by developing the knowledge basis and promoting further research in the field. The paper concludes that the social, economic and environmental sustainability will depend on the degree to which the citizens are engaged in both local developments of specific mining projects, as well as in societal planning where multiple and complex issues are at stake such as urban settlement patterns, cultures, livelihood, jobs, educations, environment, globalization, and intercultural encounters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrbanisation in the Arctic : Challenges to sustainability
EditorsBjerregaard Lotte, Ulrik Jørgensen, Susan Carruth, Lene Edvardsen, Emma Neale
Number of pages11
VolumeByg Report R-300
PublisherArctic Technology Centre- DTU, Technical University of Denmark
Publication date2014
Pages39-49
ISBN (Electronic)9788778773869
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventArtek Event 2014: Urbanisation and infrastructure in the Arctic - Sisimiut, Greenland
Duration: 7 Apr 20149 Apr 2014

Conference

ConferenceArtek Event 2014
CountryGreenland
CitySisimiut
Period07/04/201409/04/2014

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Hoffmann, B. (2014). Citizens and the planning of sustainability of mining. In B. Lotte, U. Jørgensen, S. Carruth, L. Edvardsen, & E. Neale (Eds.), Urbanisation in the Arctic: Challenges to sustainability (Vol. Byg Report R-300, pp. 39-49). Arctic Technology Centre- DTU, Technical University of Denmark.
Hoffmann, Birgitte. / Citizens and the planning of sustainability of mining. Urbanisation in the Arctic: Challenges to sustainability . editor / Bjerregaard Lotte ; Ulrik Jørgensen ; Susan Carruth ; Lene Edvardsen ; Emma Neale. Vol. Byg Report R-300 Arctic Technology Centre- DTU, Technical University of Denmark, 2014. pp. 39-49
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Hoffmann, B 2014, Citizens and the planning of sustainability of mining. in B Lotte, U Jørgensen, S Carruth, L Edvardsen & E Neale (eds), Urbanisation in the Arctic: Challenges to sustainability . vol. Byg Report R-300, Arctic Technology Centre- DTU, Technical University of Denmark, pp. 39-49, Artek Event 2014, Sisimiut, Greenland, 07/04/2014.

Citizens and the planning of sustainability of mining. / Hoffmann, Birgitte.

Urbanisation in the Arctic: Challenges to sustainability . ed. / Bjerregaard Lotte; Ulrik Jørgensen; Susan Carruth; Lene Edvardsen; Emma Neale. Vol. Byg Report R-300 Arctic Technology Centre- DTU, Technical University of Denmark, 2014. p. 39-49.

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Hoffmann B. Citizens and the planning of sustainability of mining. In Lotte B, Jørgensen U, Carruth S, Edvardsen L, Neale E, editors, Urbanisation in the Arctic: Challenges to sustainability . Vol. Byg Report R-300. Arctic Technology Centre- DTU, Technical University of Denmark. 2014. p. 39-49