Regional development in the circumpolar north: What else do we need to know?
Mineral development is now and has long been a favoured aspect of northern development planning in most parts of the circumpolar north. Yet, while mineral development has brought some jobs and business opportunities, it has not brought development that can be termed sustainable. One step towards a better understanding of how resource development could contribute to the long-term sustainability of northern communities is consideration of development in its regional context. This modest reframing of the issue is the goal of this chapter.