Aerotropolis - Articles and news items
Exclusively for International Airport Review, journalist Phil Fine interviews Prof. John D. Kasarda, Director of the Centre for Air Commerce at the University of North Carolina, on developing an aerotropolis…
Fuelled by its booming economy and rapidly rising personal incomes, India’s commercial air travel has grown substantially over the past decade. Since India’s airport infrastructure was ill-equipped to accommodate such dramatic growth, the Ministry of Civil Aviation set about a two-fold process.
Aerotropolises, mostly built around large metropolises, are a powerhouse of tremendous aviation-mode transport and economic potential. We take a look at some case studies from Canada and USA.
Airport Extra • 22 March 2016 • Dr Sarkar
These transportation hubs are able to dramatically stimulate local economies by attracting a wide range of aviation-related businesses to their peripheries and resulting in what John Kasarda, a US academic who studies and advises governments on city planning issues, has dubbed the ‘aerotropolis’.