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Perspectives - "The Land of the Future?" Academic seminar

Time Thursday 30 November, 2023 at 09:00 - 17:00
Place Rotundan

Rapid Industrialisation for a Societal Transformation in peripheral Regions – Opportunities and Impacts

This is day one of a two-day conference where the second day is open to the public and held in Swedish. Read more about day two here. 

Conference Announcement – Call for papers for day one - Academic seminar - "The land of the Future?"

Registration from 09:00
Programme: 09:30–17:00
Rotundan, Universum, Umeå University


Dieter Muller, professor and deputy Vice-Chancellor, Umeå University
This seminar will be held in English

Keynote speaker

Professor Greg Halseth, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada


Paper presentations part 1:
Economic perspectives on northern development

The effects of a large industrial investment on employment in a remote and sparsely populated area using a synthetic control approach
Evans Korang Adjei, Rikard Eriksson and Johan Lundberg

Local Social Capital and performance of senior entrepreneurs in Sweden
Marcin Rataj and Heike Mayer

 ☕Coffee break

Cars and Climate Change: The return of the Electric Vehicle
Mattias Näsman and Grace Ballor 

Employment interdependencies between the public sector and the mining and manufacturing industries. The case of Norrbotten and Västerbotten Counties
Evans Korang Adjei, Rikard Eriksson and Johan Lundberg


Paper presentations part 2:
Development in place

Left before Places
Nils Björling, Malin Rönnblom and David Scott

🍽️ Lunch

Starting a PhD project on planning for green industrial investments and sustainable communities in northern Sweden
Moa Hedström

Proactive ageing in an Arctic context
Magnus Zingmark

Paper presentations part 3:
Visions of northern development

Back to the colonial (land of the) future? Settler colonial ideas and re-industrialisation in Sápmi
Åsa Össbo

☕Coffee break

Logics of Competition: The Forming of Opinion in the Bid for a Green Mega Investment
Madeleine Eriksson, Evelina Liliequist, and Anna Sofia Lundgren

The media industry’s mobilisation and discourses of a sustainable Swedish North: journalism in transition
Annika Egan Sjölander


Link to registration for day one only or for both days.





Event type: Seminar