Arctic round table
60,000 inhabitants in Nuuk. Breaking the current monopoly on public transport. Nuuk as a centre for Arctic research.
These were some of the big ideas put forward by 25 experts in Arctic business and development who recently gathered in Katuaq to share their views regarding Nuuk's development.
The seminar, was organised by Ramboll, and was the third in a series of ‘Arctic Roundtables’ that take place every year in a city in the Arctic.
The participants agreed that it is important for Nuuk to have an overall strategy for developing the capital to ensure that companies wishing to establish themselves or invest in the Arctic can feel secure in what direction the city is developing.
Among the specific proposals made at the seminar, there was a consensus around the establishment of a fund to support the attraction of outside investors to Nuuk.
It was also agreed that the local authorities for Nuuk, Sermersooq Municipality, should make a concerted effort to welcome both new companies and citizens; for example, by providing staff to help new businesses navigate through public system.
The key points raised at the seminar have been summarized in a statement that will inform work being carried out on Nuuk’s development strategy, which was initiated by the municipal council last year.