Lisbeth Harbo presents Small Nordic settlements: adjusting to change?

Add to calendar

Presenter:  Lisbeth Harbo, Research Fellow, Nordic Centre for Spatial Development, Sweden

Date: Oct 25, 2016

Time: 10:30am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Northern Institute
T: 08 8946 7468

Location:  Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48


Abstrac: Across the Nordic region, centralisation to the larger towns and cities is the main demographic trend. Particularly in the sparsely populated areas to the far North, this poses challenges to the small and remote settlements and the municipalities are struggling to provide the public services that they are obliged to provide for the inhabitants, just as the needs for labour force can be difficult to meet. In this seminar, we will discuss both the challenges as well as some of the current policy responses to these.  

About Lisbeth Harbo: Lisbeth is specialised in socio-economic geography, urban and regional development, gender and migration. She is currently working as a Research Fellow at The Nordic Centre for Spatial Development, Sweden. Earlier, she was a Research Assistant at the Center for Forest and Landscape, Denmark and a Student Assistant at the Technical and Environmental Administration, Municipality of Copenhagen.

When             Tuesday 25 October 2016
                      10.30am –11.30am
                      Morning tea provided

Where            Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (MAP)

RSVP              by Monday 24 October via Outlook or

Share this event on Facebook

NOTE: Lisbeth will be taking part in a chaired panel session at the upcoming book launch of ‘Settlements at the Edge’ Thursday 27 October at CDU Waterfront campus to find out more & RSVP please visit