The ASTIS database cites the following 20 publication(s) by Ken de la Barre. Publications are listed from newest to oldest. Please tell us about publications that are not yet cited in ASTIS.
Consultations with aboriginal communities for the Great Whale Hydroelectric Project and environmental assessment : lessons learned / de la Barre, K. Canada. Biological Resources Division [Sponsor]
Montreal : The Bridge Group, 1996.
iv, 86 p. in various pagings, 2 leaves of plates : col. maps ; 28 cm.
ASTIS record 39888.
This report documents consultations with Aboriginal communities associated with the environmental assessment of the Great Whale project in northern Quebec. In Hydro-Quebec Feasibility Study, these communities were identified as the "prime stakeholders" affected by the proposed hydroelectric development. The lessons from this project review are the basis for recommendations on "best practices" in future environmental assessment processes involving Aboriginal communities. There were a number of consultation processes associated with the Great Whale Hydroelectric proposal and its environmental assessments from the signing of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement in 1975. Throughout the nearly twenty-year period, the Proponent had almost a "casual" approach to the issue of "consultations" with local populations, and to questions concerning the recognition and the application of traditional knowledge. This approach resulted in confusion and concern among the major stakeholders, in particular the Aboriginal communities, about the purposes of these activities and about the best methodologies to be employed. Ultimately, the approach helped lead to the suspension of the project under circumstances that only partly satisfied the Aboriginal participants in the environmental assessment (EA) process. ... In their Joint Report, the Commissioners and Committees, responsible for evaluating the project, indicated that, on the one had, the Statement added to the general knowledge of the region affected and had successfully responded to many directives in the Guidelines for the EIS. ... Nevertheless, on the other hand, the Report indicated that the EIS suffered from many major inadequacies that prevented a clear definition and prediction of the major impacts and repercussions of the proposed project. Most of these deficiencies were directly related to the flawed consultations with the Aboriginal communities and to the inadequate treatment of traditional knowledge questions. ... after many years and hundreds of millions of dollars in planning and research, and the intense and often passionate involvement of the Aboriginal communities and their organizations, the result was that the EIS was "not sufficiently complete nor adequate for the decision-making process." ... The objectives are to: 1. describe the consultations that occurred during the public review process with the main Aboriginal groups affected by the proposed Great Whale River Hydroelectric Project; 2. document problems encountered during the review process regarding consultation and traditional knowledge issues; 3. make suggestions for future project environmental assessment involving Aboriginal communities; .... (Au)
N, J, T, R
Cree Indians; Effects monitoring; Environmental impact assessment; Environmental impacts; Great Whale River Hydroelectric Project; Hydroelectric power; Inuit; James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, 1975; Public participation; Socio-economic effects; Traditional knowledge
Baleine, Grande rivière de la, Québec; Nouveau-Québec
The participation of indigenous peoples and the application of their environmental and ecological knowledge in the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy : A selective and annotated bibliography, volume 2 / Inuit Circumpolar Conference de la Barre, K. de la Barre, S. Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada [Sponsor]
Ottawa : Inuit Circumpolar Conference, 1993.
vii, 101 p., i, 45 p., i, [14 p.] ; 28 cm.
ASTIS record 37006.
This selected bibliography was compiled as an appendix to the report entitled, "The Application of the Ecological and Environmental Knowledge of Circumpolar Indigenous Peoples within the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy". The bibliography is a stand-alone document that provides access to a representative selection of references for the issues analyzed in the report. It is hoped the bibliographic data base will also function as a practical working tool for researchers, administrators, educators and others whose interests and responsibilities include issues such as indigenous peoples' environmental and ecological knowledge, environmental monitoring and research and the sustainable management of natural resources in the circumpolar region. ... (Au)
T, I, J, N
Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy; Bibliographies; Co-management; Effects monitoring; Environmental protection; Ethnobotany; Hunting; Land use; Native peoples; Research; Self-determination; Sustainable economic development; Traditional knowledge; Wildlife management
G02, G081, G082
Arctic regions; Canadian Arctic; Middle North
Inuit investment strategies in northern development : the case of the Makivik Corporation in northern Québec / de la Barre, K.
Montreal : McGill University, 1988.
vii, 133 leaves : ill., 1 map ; 29 cm.
Thesis (M.A.) - McGill University, Montreal, Québec, 1988.
ASTIS record 29399.
Libraries: ACU OORD
The evolution of alternative development theories and practices, and options for a modern economy in northern Quebec, are described within the context of some major socio-economic strategies that have been advanced for northern Canada over the two decades since the late 1960s. The distinctive features and investment policies of the major Inuit controlled development organizations in northern Quebec, but in particular The Makivik Corporation, are presented as a way of assessing the generally positive impacts of these innovative organizations on the regional political economy following the signing of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement in 1975. Some speculations are made concerning the roles of Native development organizations and the most important components of future development scenarios. (Au)
Community development; Economic conditions; Economic development; Economic policy; Inuit; James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, 1975; Makivik Corporation; Native development corporations; Standard of living; Theses
Strategies in northern development in Canada since the late 1960s / de la Barre, K.
(Acta borealia, v. 4, no. 1-2, 1987, p. 91-118)
ASTIS record 28832.
From the late 1960s onwards the northern part of North America has undergone the most significant social, political and economic transformation in its history. This paper will look at some of the main reference points in the political economy of northern Canada, and will overlay this with a review of the evolution of key development strategies, policy statements, and megaproject impact assessments that have happened during the past two decades. Significant shifts in northern development perspectives have occurred throughout this period; these will be analyzed and some important future trends and issues will be discussed. (Au)
R, S, T
Aboriginal rights; Community development; Economic conditions; Economic development; Economic policy; Environmental policy; Government; Industries; Inuit Circumpolar Conference; Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry (Canada); Native land claims; Population; Regional planning; Social conditions; Social policy
Canadian Arctic; Middle North
Proceedings : International Workshop on Population Issues in Arctic Societies = Actes : colloque international sur les questions démographiques dans les sociétés nordiques / de la Barre, K. [Editor] Danish Research Council for the Social Sciences. Greenland Committee Committee on Northern Population Research Harvey, D. [Project Co-ordinator]
Montréal, Québec : Université de Montréal, Département de démographie, 1985.
xxi, 319 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
ASTIS record 16676.
Languages: English and French
Libraries: ACU XQKNRC
The meeting in Gilleleje, Denmark was part of a series of workshops organized by the Committee on Northern Population Research under a mandate established in 1977 "to organize workshops, preferably in the North", and to "find a mechanism that would facilitate greater cooperation between researchers, governments, and northern organizations". Previous workshops were organized in North Hatley (1976), Whitehorse (1977), McGill University, Montreal (1979), Ste-Adele, Quebec (1980), Yellowknife, NWT (1981) and Frobisher Bay, NWT (1982). Proceedings were published for the 1976, 1979, 1981 and 1982 meetings, and summaries of the other meetings appeared in the 1980 Progress Report of the Committee. As with previous workshops, the Gilleleje meeting allowed researchers from different northern countries to meet together in an informal setting, to discuss their work, to test their ideas, and to report on the progress of their research. ... (Au)
Community development; Income; Indians; Infant mortality; Inuit; Kinship; Labour mobility; Labour supply; Native land claims; Norman Wells Oilfield Expansion and Pipeline Project; Petroleum industry; Population; Public participation; Research; Social sciences; Socio-economic effects; Vocational education
G0812, G10, G0811, G0813
Greenland; N.W.T.; Nunavut; Yukon
A bibliography on labour, employment and training in the Canadian North : some important issues = Bibliographie sur la main d'oeuvre, l'emploi et la formation dans le Nord canadien : aspects majeurs de la question / de la Barre, K. Harvey, D. Committee on Northern Population Research Legat, A. Arctic Institute of North America. Native and Social Issues Program Goodwin, R. Sirko, A. Howard, L. Arctic Science and Technology Information System
[Calgary, Arctic Institute of North America], 1983.
xv, 106 p. ; 28 cm.
(ASTIS occasional publication, no. 8)
Prepared under the auspices of Committee on Northern Population Research.
Cover title: A bibliography on labour, employment and training in the Canadian North = Bibliographie sur la main d'oeuvre, l'emploi et la formation dans le Nord canadien.
ASTIS record 11654.
Languages: English and French
Libraries: ACU NFSMO XQKNRC
... The present bibliography focuses on population related material concerned primarily with labour, employment and training issues in the Canadian North. A limited amount of material has been included from Alaska, and a few other areas .... This bibliography reflects the extensive literature that describes the economic impacts of large energy and mineral extraction projects, particularly as they affect the training and employment of northerners. ... Of particular interest is the wide range of literature dealing with co-operatives as a form of commercial and social organization which has proven to be a useful mechanism for training and employing native northerners. In addition a substantial number of reports have been included that are concerned with specialized training programs, and different terms and conditions of employment which have been developed by industry, specifically for northern Canada. (Au)
R, T, Q, P
Bibliographies; Economic conditions; Employees; Employment; Employment forecasting; Labour supply; Native peoples; Occupational training; Petroleum industry; Population; Vocational education
G081, G06, G082
Alaska; Canadian Arctic; Middle North
Proceedings, Northern Population Workshop IV : Regional development and the role of population research = Actes du Quatrième Colloque sur les Populations Nordiques : Développement régional et rôle de la recherche démographique / de la Barre, K. [Editor] Harvey, D. [Project Co-ordinator]
Montréal : Committee on Northern Population Research, Université de Montréal, 1983.
xiv, 229 p. : figures, tables ; 28 cm.
Workshop organized by the Committee on Northern Population Research and held at Frobisher Bay, Aug. 30-31, 1982.
ASTIS record 11131.
Languages: English and French
Libraries: ACU XQKNRC
The meeting in Frobisher Bay was part of a series of workshops organized by the Committee on Northern Population Research under a mandate established in 1977 "to organize workshops, preferably in the North", and to "find a mechanism that would facilitate greater cooperation between researchers, governments, and northern organizations." The variety of papers presented, and the level of discussion during the meeting, reflect both an increasing interest in northern population studies, and the sophisticated level of research underway in areas such as employment and training, the design and implementation of income support programmes, and the use of population studies as a working tool for community development and social planning. (Au)
R, T, Q, P
Community development; Economic conditions; Employment; Labour mobility; Labour supply; Mortality; Native peoples; Occupational training; Petroleum industry; Population; Research; Social sciences; Socio-economic effects
G081, G06, G10
North American Arctic
Proceedings : Northern Population Workshop III = Actes du Troisième Colloque sur les Populations Nordiques / de la Barre, K. [Editor] Harvey, D. [Project Co-ordinator]
Montréal, Québec : Committee on Northern Population Research, Université de Montréal, 1982.
xii, 106 p. : figures, tables ; 28 cm.
ASTIS record 11520.
Languages: English and French
The meeting in Yellowknife was part of a series of workshops organized by the Committee on Northern Population Research under a mandate established in 1977 "to organize workshops, preferably in the North", and to "find a mechanism that would facilitate greater cooperation between researchers, governments, and northern organizations". ... The various papers presented, and the level of discussion during the meeting, reflect both an increasing interest in northern population studies, and the sophisticated level of research underway in areas such as population projections, the relation of demography to economic analysis and forecasting, and the current interest in the political evolution of the Territories. (Au)
Geopolitics; Native peoples; Population; Social sciences
G081, G0826, G0823
Canadian Arctic; Nouveau-Québec; Saskatchewan
Northern population bibliography - Canada - II = Bibliographie sur les populations nordiques canadiennes - II / de la Barre, K. Harvey, D. Goodwin, R. Flax, J. Committee on Northern Population Research Arctic Science and Technology Information System
[Calgary : Arctic Institute of North America], 1982.
xv, 97 p. ; 28 cm.
(ASTIS occasional publication, no. 5)
Prepared under the auspices of the Committee on Northern Population Research.
ASTIS record 9127.
Languages: English and French
The literature covered in this bibliography, numbering almost five hundred listings, spans the period from 1972 and earlier, to 1981. ... . The subject matter contained in the bibliography covers a wide range of scientific disciplines other than demography. These include matters of social concern, and economics, and in fact any subject which was thought likely to increase the general understanding of the dynamics of Canada's northern population. ... (Au)
Bibliographies; Inuit; Native peoples; Population
Canadian Arctic; Middle North
Proceedings : Northern Population Workshop II = Actes du Deuxième Colloque sur les Populations Nordiques / Sarrazin, J. [Editor] de la Barre, K. [Project Co-ordinator]
Montréal, Quebec : Committee on Northern Population Research, Université de Montreal, [1980?].
iv, 201 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
ASTIS record 28758.
Languages: English or French
Libraries: ACU XQKNRC
... The Workshop objectives were to bring up-to-date the state of the art of northern population research, and to demonstrate how the focus of research has changed from a primary concern about data and statistical methodology to an emphasis on the dynamics of social, economic and behavioral aspects of population. The Workshop objectives also reflected the increasing interest in mission oriented research which is relevant to practical socio-economic problems as perceived by northerners themselves. The enthusiastic interest and participation of native northerners in Workshop II illustrates the importance that is beginning to be attached to the benefits of closer cooperation between researchers, policy makers, and the inhabitants of the North. ... (Au)
Housing; Labour supply; Native languages; Native peoples; Population; Social sciences
G0812, G0811, G08, G0813, G0826
Canada; Middle North; N.W.T.; Nouveau-Québec; Nunavut; Yukon
Relocation of the Nemaska band : review of the Nemaska environmental and social impact assessment statement / James Bay Environmental and Social Impact Review Panel de la Barre, K. Brulotte, G. Saint-Charles, C. Feit, H.A. Gull, P. Couture, D.
Quebec : Secretariat of the Review Panel, 1979.
109 p. : ill., 1 map ; 28 cm.
Summary of the report of the Panel.
ASTIS record 6910.
The Panel reviewed the procedures for the assessment of the environmental and social impacts of the Nemaska relocation project. After studying the environmental as well as the social issues of this project, the Panel recommended that the Nemaska band should proceed with its relocation project as expeditiously as possible and in general conformity with the Band's proposal. (ASTIS)
T, R, J
Cree Indians; Nemaska relocation project; Social conditions; Subsistence
Champion, Lac, region, Québec
Population as a social indicator in the Yukon / de la Barre, K.
(Musk-ox, no. 25, 1979, p. 47-59, ill., map)
ASTIS record 4423.
The need for criteria to try to evaluate the quality of life and social progress in the North is discussed. Selected population data are used to illustrate some of the concepts involved and some of the patterns that are discernible in the Yukon. Using the Yukon population as an example, a suggestion is made that sufficient data, of an acceptable quality, are available to establish a data series that could be the basis of a social indicator model. ... (Au)
Population; Social conditions; Social surveys
Northward looking - a strategy and a science policy for northern development : Science Council of Canada report no. 26 [review] / de la Barre, K.
(Arctic, v. 32, no. 2, June 1979, p. 170-175)
This record reviews ASTIS record 57181: Northward looking : a strategy and a science policy for northern development (Science Council of Canada report, no. 26).
ASTIS record 2423.
... The Council approached its study ... by (1) undertaking a review of past resource developments there and their related government policies and (2) commissioning five case studies, all dealing with large, recent projects involving non-renewable resources. It analyzes later the subject of Canadian control over the technologies used in northern development and the special problem of marine transportation of natural gas from the Arctic. ... the Science Council has produced an enormously interesting report which should serve to stimulate further analysis and discussion. ... the report's main conclusions come close to providing a reasonable and attainable northern development strategy for the forseeable future. ... (Au)
Economic conditions; Economic policy; Natural resources
Saglouc : community center study - architectural plans : centre communautive Saglouc / Langlais, R. de la Barre, K. [Project Co-ordinator] Arctic Institute of North America. Man in the North Project [Sponsor]
Calgary, Alta. : Arctic Institute of North America, 1978.
 p. : ill., plans : 28 cm.
(Man in the North. Technical paper)
Cover title: Man in the North Technical paper : Saglouc : Community center study - architectural plans.
Plans in French and Inuktitut; text in English and Inuktitut.
ASTIS record 34993.
Languages: English, French and Inuktitut
In 1970, the Arctic Institute sponsored the Man In The North (MIN) conference on community development held in Inuvik, N.W.T. One of the most important issues identified by the northern native peoples concerned the question of community centers. ... A MIN task force was subsequently established, and a team of young architects and their Inuit research associate carried out a field study in the community of Saglouc in northern Quebec. The results of the study were extremely impressive and were contained in "Man in the North Technical Paper. Saglouc: Community Center Study", published in 1972. This comprehensive report included data on the physical, cultural and sociological characteristics of the community. The information also was projected into a set of preliminary plans for a community center that reflected both scientific analysis and a human understanding of the people the center was intended to serve. In 1976 the former Director of the MIN Project, Mr. E. Gourdeau, and the Institute were again approached by the Saglouc community council to act as a sponsor of a further study to prepare a specific detailed design for a community center. The Institute accepted the invitation with pleasure and the study, reported on here, was subsequently directed by Mr. Gourdeau and carried out by one of the architects involved in the 1972 MIN Project, Mr. Robert Langlais, and a Saglouc community representative Mr. Willie Keatainak. Because Saglouc has many of the environmental and human characteristics of the inhabited Canadian North it is hoped that the availability of the set of plans contained in this report, and the eventual building of a community center at Saglouc, will serve as a pilot project for many communities in the North. ... (Au)
Arctic Institute of North America. Man in the North Project; Community development; Design and construction; Equipment and supplies; Portable buildings; Prefabrication; Public participation
Northern population bibliography - Canada = Bibliographie sur les populations nordiques canadiennes / de la Barre, K. Normandeau, L. Rankin, S. Arctic Institute of North America Committee on Northern Population Research
[Calgary : Arctic Institute of North America], 1978.
x, 167p. ; 28cm.
Prepared under auspices of Committee on Northern Population Research.
ASTIS record 921.
Languages: English or French
Libraries: ACU OONL
... The literature covered in this bibliography, numbering over six hundred listings, spans the period from 1878 to 1978. ... the subject matter contained in the bibliography covers a wide range of scientific disciplines other than demography. These included matters of social concern, and economics, and in fact any subject which was thought likely to increase the general understanding of the dynamics of Canada's northern population. ... (Au)
Bibliographies; Indians; Inuit; Metis; Population
Canadian Arctic; Middle North
The Icefield Ranges Research Project, 1975 and 1976 / de la Barre, K.
(Arctic, v. 30, no. 2, June 1977, p. 130-132)
ASTIS record 50255.
During 1975 and 1976, research staff and students occupied the base camp of the Icefield Ranges Research Project (IRRP) at Kluane Lake (61 N, 138 30 W) from early April to mid-October. Altogether 126 individuals representing universities and institutes in Canada and the United States made use of the field research facilities during these two years. A decrease from 3,200 mandays of accommodation and subsistence in 1975 to 2,799 in 1976 reflected increasing difficulties in obtaining funds for field research in the North. Adverse weather in the St. Elias Mountains in 1975 caused several projects to be severely restricted. Poor radio conditions and aircraft operational problems provided further difficulties. At one time both of AINA's ski-equiped Helio-Courier aircraft were out of commission. ... In 1976, however, generally good weather conditions prevailed, radio communications were vastly improved, the aircraft remained airborne and the projects prospered. Several improvements were made to the base camp itself. ... In cooperation with Parks Canada and Environment Canada, a year-round meteorological programme was carried out during 1975 and 1976 at the base camp by the camp Manager, A. Williams. ... [The following research programs are described: High Altitude Physiology Studies (HAPS), Glacier inventory of St. Elias Mountains, Glacier geophysics projects, Environmental controls on geomorphic processes, and Study of small mammals.] (Au)
X, K, L, E, F, B, I, H, A
Aerial photography; Airplanes; Animal population; Arctic Institute of North America. High Altitude Physiology Study; Arctic Institute of North America. Icefield Ranges Research Project; Cold physiology; Cores; Effects of altitude; Erosion; Geophysics; Glacial melt waters; Glaciers; Hares; Human physiology; Measurement; Mice; Moraines; Mountains; Plants (Biology); Radar; Research; Research funding; Research funding; Research stations; Research stations; River discharges; Rock glaciers; Sediment transport; Stream erosion; Thermal regimes; Topography
Kluane Lake region, Yukon; Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon; Kluane Ranges, Yukon; Logan, Mount, Yukon; St. Elias Mountains, Alaska/British Columbia/Yukon
Proceedings : Northern Population Workshop I = Actes du Premier Collogue sur les Populations Nordiques, North Hatley, Québec, Canada, May 1976 / Wells, P.W. [Editor] de la Barre, K. [Coordinator] Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
Calgary, Alta. : Arctic Institute of North America, 1977.
ii, 219 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
ASTIS record 34934.
Languages: English or French
In May 1976, Northern Demography Workshop I, sponsored by the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, and organized by the Arctic Institute of North America, was held at North Hatley, Quebec. Of the 33 participants, 17 presented papers. As the meeting progressed, it became apparent that while there was a data problem, there was also a need to understand demography in its broader sense, particularly its social dynamics. It was, therefore, decided that the Workshop's name should be changed to that of Northern Population Workshop I. The papers have now been edited and form the proceedings of the Workshop and a follow-up of the Summary Report which was published in the fall of 1976. ... (Au)
R, T, S
Acculturation; Ethics; James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, 1975; Land use; Mental health and well-being; Native peoples; Population; Research; Social change; Social policy; Social sciences; Welfare
G081, G10, G06, G14, G082
Alaska; Canadian Arctic; Greenland; Middle North; Russian Federation
The Icefield Ranges Research Project, 1974 / de la Barre, K. Williams, A.
(Arctic, v. 28, no. 1, Mar. 1975, p. 82-84)
ASTIS record 53527.
Researchers are braving the Yukon ever earlier in the season for the Icefield Ranges Research Project (IRRP). The first group arrived at the IRRP Kluane Lake base camp (61 N, 138 W) on 15 April 1974 and the last group did not leave until 15 October. The winters of 1974 and 1975 mark the first occasion of the base camp being open year-round for two consecutive years. This innovation made possible as a result of the appointment of Mr. and Mrs. A. Williams as a resident camp-management team, is necessary scientifically because certain meteorological projects have to be conducted on a twelve-month basis, as discussed below. One hundred and four researchers and their assistants, representing nearly twenty universities, government agencies and institutions, made use of the IRRP facilities, and approximately 3,300 man-days of accommodation and subsistence were recorded. A number of improvements were made to the physical facilities; a new 24 ft x 12 ft (7.3 m x 3.7 m) utility building is now under construction, and two small trailer units have been installed by the group from the University of British Columbia as additional laboratory space for animal behavioural studies. The two ski-wheel-equipped Helio Courier aircraft of the Arctic Institute of North America performed a total of 173 hours of project-support flying, and in addition twenty hours of time of a Jet Ranger and a Hughes 400 helicopter was chartered. One of the Institute's aircraft, which was on lease to Trans North Turbo Air Limited and was engaged in commercial and tourist operations, suffered a minor accident during the field season. The largest aircraft ever to land at the base camp, a Canadian Forces Hercules transport, was used in support of the High Altitude Physiology Studies programme. ... Glacier survey project: In 1972 the Institute was awarded funds by the Glaciology Division, Department of the Environment, Ottawa, to undertake an inventory of glaciers in the St. Elias Mountains. This work was continued during 1974 by Messrs, S.G. Collins and R. Ragle. Work on the glacier basins of the Donjek River, Alsek River and Tatshenshini River was completed. To date more than 2,000 glacial features have been mapped and recorded. They concern glacier size, location and description. The Project is scheduled for completion in 1976. An extensive bibliography of the St. Elias Mountains is in preparation also and now contains more than 1,100 entries. Climatological projects: Under the direction of the Camp Manager, Mr. A. Williams, and Mr. R. Lenton of AINA, Montreal, and as part of a proposed long-range plan, two pilot climatological projects were initiated in 1974 on behalf of Environment Canada and Parks Canada. Standard and automatic stations were established in the Kluane National Park adjacent to the Slims River and at the 9,000 ft (2,700 m) Divide Station. The year-round meteorological project at Kluane Lake Base was continued in association with the Atmospheric Environment Service, Whitehorse, Y.T. ... (Au)
K, E, F, I
Soviet planning in the North / de la Barre, K.
(Arctic, v. 28, no. 3, Sept. 1975, p. 217-218)
ASTIS record 10310.
It was decided at the 23rd Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union held in 1966, that over the next ten years there should be a considerable increase in the exploitation of oil and gas reserves and of mineral and forest resources. Obviously, therefore, the importance of the North to the Soviet economy was to increase substantially. Although the industrial expansion was to be capital intensive, it was expected that there would be a substantial overall growth in the population of the North, and this would have to be complemented by vastly improved living standards and working conditions - in fact, it was recognized that only a strong bias in favour of the North in terms of greatly improved benefits would attract the stable work force required from the developed parts of the U.S.S.R. Against this background, the bulk of the volume here reviewed is concerned with the questions of industrial complexes in the North, the associated human problems of improving living standards and local services, and the development of consumer-oriented industries. ... This volume of Problems of the North is an interesting summary of a set of issues facing Soviet planners in the North. The main issue appears to be a failure to attract the badly-needed, stable work force for the large-scale developments planned. A secondary issue is the necessity to provide in the North, a supply of consumer goods and services above the national average, without disrupting the country's other social investment priorities. It is not evident from a reading of the present volume, that these critical development problems are really on their way to being solved. (Au)
Community Development in the Middle North : report of a conference/seminar / de la Barre, K. [Coordinator] Strub, H.E. [Coordinator] Arctic Institute of North America [Sponsor]
[S.l. : Arctic Institute of North America, 1969?].
1 v. (various pagings) ; 28 cm.
ASTIS record 32847.
The purpose of the Conference/Seminar at Hanover, N.H. was to give the Institute an opportunity to seek the counsel of a distinguished and well informed group of people in a matter in which its experience was limited, namely, Man in the North, how he lives, how he works, how he is sheltered, etc. (Au)
R, M, E
Arctic Institute of North America; Cold weather clothing; Cold weather performance; Community development; Design and construction; Economic conditions; Human ecology; Research; Shelters; Social conditions
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