Antarctic Cities and the Global Commons: Rethinking the Gateways

This project aims to investigate how the Antarctic 'gateway cities' of Hobart, Australia; Christchurch, New Zealand; and Punta Arenas, Chile might reimagine and intensify their relations to the continent and each other. As pressures on Antarctica increase, these 'gateway cities' will become critical to its future. This research is expected to create a robust custodial network of partner organisations that helps these cities care for Antarctica.


Funding: Australian Research Council (opens in a new window), Linkage Project

Partners: Hobart City Council; Department of State Growth; University of Canterbury, Christchurch; Christchurch City Council; Chilean Antarctic Institute; University of Magallanes.

Period: 2016-2019

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