Cold Climate Housing Research Center Creates Coordination Center For Rural Alaska
The Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks is creating a coordination center to find solutions to challenges in rural Alaska.
The so-called "holistic approach" will reportedly help communities tackle energy, housing, sanitation, and transportation issues.
It's being hashed out in a pilot project in Oscarville, a small village near Bethel that has no water-sewer system, landfill, airstrip, or clinic.
Through the Holistic Approach project, local leaders have worked with a team of federal, state, and regional agencies to install a new village well and lower electricity costs.