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Would You Want to Live in An Aerotropolis?

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Report this Dec. 12 2010, 1:52 pm

Kenan Institute: What is an aerotropolis?


Kasarda: An aerotropolis is a city built around an airport. We sometimes call it an airport-integrated economic region, where various types of functions that depend on the airport locate in the immediate airport area.


Kenan Institute: How will this new urban form affect our lives?


Kasarda: The aerotropolis will have an immense impact on the way people live and the way people work. First of all, we’ll be a much more connected world physically. We have the regular Internet, which connects information, but people and products are going to move around the world, too, faster and more efficiently.


Those places that can be key nodes for what we call the new “physical Internet” will thrive. It will affect not only living arrangements but also work arrangements. People will be working 24/7. They will be in companies that are totally connected and, perhaps, living in what we call “instant cities” that develop around the nodes of connectivity, which today are the major international airports.


Kenan Institute: What are the challenges to developing aerotropoli?


Kasarda: The real issue is planning to get aerotropolis development right because, if there is not appropriate planning, the development will be spontaneous, haphazard, economically inefficient, and ultimately unsustainable. The aerotropolis model brings together airport planning, urban regional planning, and business-site planning to get economic efficiency, aesthetics—that is, good appearance—and sustainability.


Kenan Institute: How does your book address our changing world?


Kasarda: The book, which is co-authored with business writer Greg Lindsay, looks at the evolution of aerotropoli around the world and the challenges they face, as well as what is being accomplished; examining how three factors—speed, agility, and connectivity—are changing the way in which we’ll live and work.


The main theme of the book is that, whether we like it or not, major cities are developing around airports. Some of these are developing in a way that is not positive. Others are being planned very carefully, generating remarkable benefits for the people who live in them and work in them, as well as for the metropolitan areas of which they’re a part.


The book looks at the evolution of airport-centered economic development and the way it is shaping the lives of the people and the businesses that are located in these airport economic regions.


 


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Report this Dec. 12 2010, 6:55 pm

Interesting - I will check that book out.

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Report this Dec. 13 2010, 7:39 am

Aerotropolis must be a very loose term according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerotropolis my home city {Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, United States)} is one and i can tell you that it is not. Theres nothing within 10 miles of the airport nor is there any reason to go near the airport unless you have to use the airport

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Report this Dec. 13 2010, 7:54 am

Generally theoretical writers use broad definitions, especially in the realm of macro - economics.

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Report this Dec. 13 2010, 7:57 am

Quote: Lieutenant_Jedi @ Dec. 13 2010, 7:54 am

>Generally theoretical writers use broad definitions, especially in the realm of macro - economics.


true but the DFW airport is the exact opposite of an aerotropolis in relation to dallas and fort worth. One becuase it was placed basically away from the cities for convenience of each city and two they each have their own other airports in which industry is build around

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Report this Dec. 13 2010, 8:00 am

Perhaps the authors are eager to develop a new definition.
I will know more when I read the book.

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Report this Dec. 18 2010, 10:42 pm

I would love to live and work around an aerotropolis. Now, airports usually need to be out in the suburbs, so you have a nice environment. Maybe, someday, they will become spaceports!

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Report this Dec. 23 2010, 1:14 am

Did you see this article?

http://dvice.com/archives/2010/12/backyard-airpor.php

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