I would begin by consulting the population. I would ask the people what they want in terms of homes and lifestyles. So far, we have been developing plots, clearing them, preparing pads and building homes on them. I am telling you this because I have an idea in mind.
We are collaborating with the Université Laval, which is carrying out a major five-year study on architecture that should be more in harmony with Inuit culture and way of life.
I think that strategy should include research groups and consultations with Inuit to find out what they want in terms of housing and development. Urbanization is not developed, is not thought out, in the north. Homes are designed to reduce costs. They are built close together. You may not know this, but perhaps you do. Waste water is collected and clean water is put back into the tanks attached to homes. To reduce municipalities' costs, houses are closer together and neighbourhoods are very dense.
I have heard Inuit say that they would like to have a better connection with nature, have views of the land, see the sun when they get up in the morning. Those are the aspects that are brought up when we talk about housing development. They miss the land.