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Settlements at the Edge

Settlements at the Edge

Remote Human Settlements in Developed Nations

New Horizons in Regional Science series

Edited by Andrew Taylor, Dean B. Carson, Prescott C. Ensign, Lee Huskey, Rasmus O. Rasmussen and Gertrude Saxinger

Settlements at the Edge examines the evolution, characteristics, functions and shifting economic basis of settlements in sparsely populated areas of developed nations. With a focus on demographic change, the book features theoretical and applied cases which explore the interface between demography, economy, well-being and the environment. This book offers a comprehensive and insightful knowledge base for understanding the role of population in shaping the development and histories of northern sparsely populated areas of developed nations including Alaska (USA), Australia, Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Finland and other nations with territories within the Arctic Circle.

Contributors

Edited by Andrew Taylor, Dean B. Carson, Prescott C. Ensign, Lee Huskey, Rasmus O. Rasmussen and Gertrude Saxinger

Subjects: geography, human geography, population studies, urban and regional studies, regional studies

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Peter Berggren is a specialist in family medicine and has experience of working with telemedicine research and development for  over 20 years. He has been appointed as medical director in Västerbotten county, Sweden and is now head of  the Centre for Rural Medicine (GMC). The GMC is a research and development unit within primary care in Västerbotten  county with responsibility to facilitate research and development in rural areas also in the northern  part of Sweden. In  2013 Dr Berggren was awarded the Västerbotten Grand Pris for innovative work in recruitment and retention of rural medicine professionals. In 2014 the GMC was awarded with ‘The golden scalpel’ as the innovator of the year in Swedish healthcare. Deanne Bird is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. She specialises in the social dimensions of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. Deanne’s interests include evaluations of resilience, vulnerability and community- ppropriate methods of risk communication among urban, a rural and Indigenous populations. Deanne works closely with community groups, local, state and federal governments and emergency management personnel. She has collaborated on a variety of projects with government and non- overnment organisations and is an associate of Risk Frontiers, g Macquarie University and Charles Darwin University, Australia. Odd Jarl Borch is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Bodo Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland and a part-ime t Professor at the University of Stavanger and the Faculty of Science...