Identifying the built space impacts of fly-in-fly-out employment-related geographical mobility in Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador

Butters, Leanna (2018) Identifying the built space impacts of fly-in-fly-out employment-related geographical mobility in Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) is a long-distance commuting arrangement involving the travel of individuals to and from a place of work by airplane. Research suggests that host, source, and hub communities associated with FIFO are faced with both challenges and opportunities. It has also been suggested that compound community types exist, including the source-hub community. Built space, such as airport infrastructure, housing, and services, are integral to the functioning of source-hub communities but have not yet been studied in the FIFO context. This research project identified the town of Deer Lake in Newfoundland and Labrador as a source-hub community with the goal of better understanding the role and impacts of FIFO on built space in the community. This study found that Deer Lake is a source-hub community, that FIFO has impacted built space in Deer Lake, and that FIFO may have had additional impacts on the community.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/13397
Item ID: 13397
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-134).
Keywords: Fly-in/Fly-out, Employment-related Geographical Mobility, Source-hub, Built Space, Community Impacts
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > School of Science and the Environment > Environmental Policy Institute
Divisions > On the Move Partnership
Date: September 2018
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Commuting--Economic aspects--Newfoundland and Labrador--Deer Lake; Local service airlines--Economic aspects-- Newfoundland and Labrador--Deer Lake; Infrastructure (Economics)--Newfoundland and Labrador--Deer Lake.

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