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The project invites a wide variety of researchers, disciplines and expertise, as well as representatives of Inuit organizations and communities, around a crucial challenge for the development, well-being and health of the Nordic populations, that is culturally appropriate, safe, affordable and resilient living environments and opportunities. The profound social and cultural nature of the present challenge will thus be tackled by a seasoned and dedicated team that has a genuine knowledge of the Inuit people, a sensible experience of their land and territories, and several concrete realizations (both in terms of collaborations with communities, empirical research and design productions).

Disciplines like architecture, geomorpholgy, urban design, regional planning and anthropology will meet with Inuit traditional knowledge (Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit), empathy, ingenuity and resourcefulness in order to collectively devise an atlas of best practices and opportunities, that is a depository of models, actions and policies proposing alternative scenarios for sustainable and culturally adequate living environments.


ANNANACK, David - Mayor of the Northern Village of Kangiqsualujjuaq

BRETON, Marie-Pier - Northern Development and Built Environment Advisor at Société d’habitation du Québec

ETOK, Nancy - Deputy Mayor of the Northern Village of Kangiqsualujjuaq & Assistant Director at Ulluriaq School

GADBOIS, Claude - Board Member and Councilor at Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau

GAUTHIER, Joanne - Director of Consulting and Industry Support at Société d’habitation du Québec

PARSONS, Paul - Director of Municipal Public Works at Kativik Regional Government

VANIER, Marie-Christine - Communications Officer at Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau

SNOWBALL, Hilda - Counselor of the Northern Village of Kangiqsualujjuaq and Vice Chair at Kativik Regional Government

Principal Investigators, Université Laval

VACHON, Geneviève - Professor of Architecture, co-design and urban design

ALLARD, Michel - Professor of Geography, geomorphology and impacts of global warming

Co-investigators, Université Laval

BLAIS, Myriam - Professor of Architecture, materials, techniques and tectonics

CASAULT, André - Professor of Architecture, habitat and intercultural practices

CLOUTIER, Geneviève - Land use planning, city adaptation to climate change and participatory processes


HEROUX, Maxime - Architect at MXHX inc.

HERVÉ, Caroline - Professor of Anthropology at Université Laval

MCDONALD, Marie-Pierre - Land use planner at Groupe BC2

PINARD, Émilie - Professor of Architecture at Laurentian University

RIVARD, Érick - Architect and Urban Designer at Groupe A / Annexe U

Granted Students, Université Laval

BAYLE, Myrtille - MSc of Architecture

GAUTHIER, Sarah - PhD in Geography (Geomorphology)

PAQUET, Antoine - MSc in Land use planning

NIGET, Melaine - MSc in Urban Design

TROTTIER, Frédérique - MSc in Urban Design


BOUDREAULT, Samuel - Research Professional at Université Laval

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