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About the Project

Neighbourhood’s on Thin Ice considered new evidence-based planning methods, a decision-making framework and toolkit for heritage sensitive and healthy urban planning/design, customized to sparsely populated communities, northern climate conditions and climate change. Communities face dilemmas regarding natural resources, a source of economic growth which also greatly affects the local environment and involves multi-national companies.

Projected key outcomes

  • case studies in several countries involving local stakeholders, national design organisations and academia
  • report initial results on both context-specific and provide general insights regarding how to deal with heritage, climate and demographic challenges in the northern periphery
  • share knowledge and network among local stakeholders