Pacific Arctic: The System-Forming Role of Infrastructure in the Sustainable Development of the Region

  • B. H. KrasnopolskiEmail author
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Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 138)


Rapid changes of climatic and environmental conditions for the international Arctic zone development, as well as increasing the participation of this zone in the processes of world markets globalization creates a lot of problems and consequences not only for the Arctic as a whole, but also for the cross-border region - the Pacific Arctic. This region includes the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug of Russia and the State of Alaska, United States, as well as the seas of the Arctic and Pacific oceans, linked together by the Bering Strait. At the beginning stage of the formation of this new geo-political and geo-economical region the role of the spatial infrastructure, including its internal and external elements dramatically increases for a solution of the problem of sustainable regional development in the future. In this regard, it is necessary to strengthen the scientific and applied researches in the area of infrastructure theory and application of their results in the formation of this region. Based on the study it can be concluded that the formation of the Pacific Arctic region does not correspond to regularities of spatial infrastructure development identified as a result of research on theoretical issues of its system-forming and multiplicative role in these processes. This is a very serious obstacle to the effective and sustainable functioning of the studied spatial system in the present time and in the future.


Pacific Arctic Infrastructure theory External and internal elements of infrastructure System-forming role of infrastructure Multiplicative effect of infrastructure «chaos” and “order” in the spatial entities Sustainable development of the region 


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  1. 1.Representative Office in Moscow, Economic Research Institute, Far-Eastern BranchRussian Academy of ScienceMoscowRussia

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