This volume consists of eleven original papers that survey the state of the art in research and public policy regarding specific problems and opportunities confronted by resource communities. The papers are international in scope, dealing with the experiences of resource communities in four nations—Canada, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United
Table of Contents
Preface -- New Resource Towns on Canada’s Frontier -- Decision-Making Under Uncertainty -- The Delivery and Financing of Housing -- Changes in Economic Structure and Employment Alternatives Arising from a Major Economic Development Event -- The Impact of a Major Economic Development Event On Community Income Distribution -- Boom Towns: The Social Consequences of Rapid Growth -- Votes Count, But Resources Decide -- Impact of Resource Development Projects On Indigenous People -- Offshore Oil and the Small Community in Newfoundland -- A Systems Approach to Impact Management -- Phasing and Timing of Projects
Don D. Detomasi is dean and professor of economics in environmental design at the University of Calgary. John W. Gartrell is a professor of sociology at the University of Alberta.