Linus Lundström is a PhD student affiliated to Umeå University (UmU) in Sweden and Charles Darwin University (CDU) in Australia. His research interests revolve around regional development, rurality and urbanisation, community empowerment, resource industries and development, and the specifics of the Arctic context. He is residing in the Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University. His PhD research is done as part of the Cities of the North project, which is a collaborative project between UmU and CDU. He is investigating regional development policies in sparsely populated northern regions across the globe, as well as migration patterns and urbanisation processes with a focus on Västerbotten in Sweden, and Northern Territory in Australia. Currently, he is also looking on controversial mining establishments in Northern Sweden.