THE MONTREAL AIRPORT SITE: THE SPATIAL MULTIPLIER AND OTHER FACTORS AFFECTING ITS SELECTION

This article describes the thought and investigative process pursued by the Task Force in an effort to determine the best airport location. Further, it suggests the intimacy of social, political, ecological, and economic considerations when undertaking an investment project with direct investment costs involving hundreds of millions of dollars and with a secondary economic impact expected to run into the billions. On the basis of technical studies already completed the Task Force was asked to study four technically acceptable sites and to make a recommendation in terms of the differential impact of site location on regional development. The site recommended by the Task Force was approved by the Federal Government & opposed by some members of the Provincial Government who feared a spillover of economic effects into Ontario. The main bone of contention was the spatial multiplier--the effect on pattern of land use, location of new industrial developments, and urban growth as it is affected by the physical location of the airport.

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    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    College of Business and Economics
    Lexington, KY  USA  40506
  • Publication Date: 1971-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 14-22
  • Serial:
    • Growth and Change
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Blackwell Scientific Publications Limited
    • ISSN: 0017-4815

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155720
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM