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The Inexorable rise of 'Airport Cities'


Like the Terminators, they can’t be stopped. Airport Cities – some would argue the creation (invention?) of Aerotropolis guru John Kasarda of the University of North Carolina – keep on coming. This may be a response to the ever increasing imposition of demands from the environmental community; if both aviation and non-aviation jobs can be created on a grand scale that at least bestows some justification on the ethos of airport development, especially in the current economic ‘climate’. Four of the more recent developments are considered here. [2023 words]

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