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Article written by Alain Fournier, Architect, OAQ, OAA, ALBNL, FRAIC for the DFA Blueprints 2015 Q2 edition on Resiliency.
Inuit populations across Inuit Nunangat (all Inuit Territories in the Canadian Arctic) have suffered for decades through severe housing shortage and overcrowding conditions. The effects of rapid climate change in the Arctic have further compounded the deterioration of the already overused and abused housing stock. Housing has become a wide spread crisis, impacting the very social fabric and health of the Inuit communities. Elderly people are particularly vulnerable to housing related health issues.
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