L’Ambassade de France, l’Institut Français de Suède, le groupe du programme de recherches MISTRA Arctic Sustainable Development, et l’université ARCUM ont invité Yvette Vaguet à participer à la conférence The Urban Arctic :
Communication présentée :
Vaguet Y, Urbanization in connection to oil & gas development in the Ob river area (Northern Russia)
The Ob river region (Western Siberia), lying mainly in permafrost area, is already urban for a couple of decades. Since the development of oil industry from the mid‐1960s, the region has experienced an urban transition as a consequence of a functionnal bifurcation that represents its industrialisation. This implies a rapid pace and considerable in-migration. Nowadays, 23 out of about thirty cities have been created ex‐nihilo. Because of its half‐century‐old experience, the region appears a key‐area when questioning the urban fact in the Arctic.