This book describes what Fairbanks was like during trans-Alaska oil pipeline construction and how the community responded to the project, and assesses the unplanned negative effects that, in many cases, outweighed the positive ones.
1. What Happened to Fairbanks? 2. Gold in the Streets 3. $$$ 4. Alaska Hire and Minority Hire 5. Outsiders 6. Impacts that Didn't Happen 7. Boom/Bust Dilemma 8. The Chamber and the Churches 9. Unexpected Impacts 10. Teenagers Take Over in Fairbanks 11. A New Spectator Sport 12. Mental Health 13. People with the Most to Lose and the Least to Gain 14. Reviewing Assumptions: A Model for Planners 15. A Model for Social Scientists 16. Learning from the Fairbanks Experience