Images from the Conference

Planning the New North
Dr. Laurence C. Smith
gives a keynote address on "the New North: the World in 2050"
Michael Barrett
on the Nunavik experience with regional planning and protected areas
Wilbur Smarch
talking about the legacy of Indian Residential Schools
Planning the New North
Council Director Ron Cruikshank
presenting his experience developing the Gwich'in Regional Land Use Plan
A Full House in the Longhouse
a keynote address draws a full house with about 200 attendees
Planning the New North
Council Chair Patrick Rouble
giving the opening message
Dakhká Khwáan Dancers
at the Gala
singing at the Gala
Planning the New North
Dr. Laurence C. Smith
gives a keynote address on "the New North: the World in 2050"
Cooking Up Ideas
an ice-breaking activity
One of many breakout sessions
at the "Artist Studio"
Planning the New North
The Next Generation of Planners
posing by a dugout canoe
Planning the New North
An engaging poster area
posters were also presented at lighting talks
Dan Paleczny
giving his perspectives on transboundary land use planning
Chief Joachim Bonnetrouge
on the lessons learned drafting the Decho Land Use Plan
Jeff Cook
speaks to a packed house on the second keynote address
Iain Davidson-Hunt
makes a point
Sarah Reid
on indigenous climate change adaptation planning
Ed Peekakoot
fiddling at the Gala

Dr. Laurence C. Smith is Professor and Chair of Geography and Professor of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at UCLA. His research interests include the Arctic, hydrology, satellite remote sensing technologies and climate change. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles, essays and books.

His publications have appeared in the journals Science, Nature, and PNAS, and he has won more than $7M in research funding from the National Science Foundation and NASA. His general-audience book The New North: the World in 2050 explores four "megatrends" - climate change, rising population, globalisation and resource depletion - and attempts how they will shape the far north and the rest of the world between now and 2050.


Keynote Address is unavailable, but see interview here.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016.   9:30-10:00

Dr. Laurence C. Smith--Professor and Chair of Geography at UCLA and author