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Fly-in/Fly-out: Implications for Community Sustainability

Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland, A1B 3X9, Canada
Sustainability 2010, 2(5), 1161-1181; https://doi.org/10.3390/su2051161
Received: 22 March 2010 / Revised: 7 April 2010 / Accepted: 27 April 2010 / Published: 29 April 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Human Populations in Remote Places)
“Fly-in/fly-out” is a form of work organization that has become the standard model for new mining, petroleum and other types of resource development in remote areas. In many places this “no town” model has replaced that of the “new town.” The work system has both beneficial and adverse implications for the sustainability of both existing communities near new resource developments and for the more distant communities from which workers are drawn. This paper explores these outcomes drawing upon examples from North America and Australia. View Full-Text
Keywords: fly-in/fly-out; community sustainability; commute work fly-in/fly-out; community sustainability; commute work
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Storey, K. Fly-in/Fly-out: Implications for Community Sustainability. Sustainability 2010, 2, 1161-1181.

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