Mining and Sustainable Communities: A Case Study

APA Alaska Chapter

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Monday, November 16, 2015
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. AKST

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Overview

2014 was the 25th anniversary for the Red Dog Mine, which began operation in 1989. An article evaluating the mine’s effect on Northwest Arctic Borough Communities will appear in the August 2015 Journal of Economic Development, which focuses on Alaska. The analysis evaluated Red Dog’s effect on communities in four ways: 1) jobs and income, 2) governance, 3) education, and 4) subsistence. This case study provides lessons for development in other rural communities. A verbal presentation of the analysis is the focus of the presentation.

 

Speakers

Robert Loeffler

Confirmed Speaker

Bob Loeffler has a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a Master’s Degree in Regional Planning from Harvard University. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research. He is also a partner in Jade North ... Read More