Arctic Cities, Global Processes, and Local Realities

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 2 December 2013 to 4 December 2013

Where: Rovaniemi, Finland

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Organizers invite scholars and practitioners interested in presenting in the conference 'In the Spirit of Rovaniemi Process' to submit abstracts to one of the scientific sessions. The conference will be held 2-4 December 2013 in Rovaniemi, Finland.

The conference is organized jointly by the City of Rovaniemi and the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, Finland. The goal of the conference is to present the latest research scientific knowledge about the global processes as they become local realities. Even if the Conference is scientific in orientation, it aims to bridge science and knowledge into action by bringing top scholars to share their research results, and to organize joint discussion with the leaders of the Arctic Cities.

The papers should address at least one of the three cross-cutting themes:

  • Arctic Cities and global processes;
  • Management and governance in the Arctic; and
  • Arctic together with non-Arctic.

Specific scientific sessions are as follows:

  • Rovaniemi Process: past, present, future (Plenary)
  • Arctic responses to global environmental problems
  • People and extractive industries
  • Tourism in the Arctic
  • The Arctic in global economy
  • Climate change in the Arctic
  • Indigenous peoples in cities
  • Arctic global flows

PhD students are welcome to present a poster referring to one of the sessions and addressing cross-cutting themes. Abstracts (250 word max) should be emailed (rovaniemi.process [at] with the title "Rovaniemi Process Conference - Abstract Proposal" and include the author's affiliation and contact information, as well as to which session the paper is submitted.

Submission deadline: 5 May 2013