Barents Spektakel 2010
What is the Arctic all about? Bank of resources or zone of innovation? Periphery or centre? ”Fly in – fly out” politics, or focus on quality of life and quality of space? Soon more than 2/3 of the world´s population will live in cities. What perspectives do smaller towns in the North face when the economy expands in the light of “the oil industry’s fairytale”, climate change, mineral exploration and mining activities? The Arctic is very popular as a tourist destination. How can we make the North more attractive for people to settle down? Who are the stakeholders for such development?