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2007 Sustainable Northern Shelter Forum
Sustainable Northern Shelter in a World of Diminishing Resources
October 28-30, 2007
In Conjunction with the International Polar Year
In October 2007, the Cold Climate Housing Research Center and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) hosted the first of a planned series of biennial international conferences on circumpolar housing and community infrastructure issues. Other initial partners included the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, the Canadian Mortgage Housing Corporation, the International Polar Year Alaska, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Northern Forum.
This forum presented a rare opportunity for an international group of builders, architects, building scientists, and planners to discuss common challenges and exchange solutions for producing sustainable, appropriate, durable buildings, and infrastructure in the circumpolar North. We hope to continue identifying pressing research needs in the field of northern building and infrastructure design and technology, as well as develop ongoing circumpolar partnerships. We are committed to disseminating the information gathered.
"All of us who live in the Earth’s cold regions are part of a circumpolar community. It is particularly important in these times of climatic, economic, cultural, and economic change that we work together toward solutions to our shared challenges. This forum will be a significant contribution to that effort."
– Jack Hébert, President and CEO, CCHRC