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- Aerotropolis: the airport city debate
14 March 2018. AASA. Airports are traditionally built on the fringes of a city, usually surrounded by vacant land (or sparsely populated areas). The aerotropolis, an urban planning and development concept, is gaining popularity in Africa. This concept envisions city airports evolving into fully integrated airport cities: a place to live, work, study and play.
The aerotropolis concept is the brainchild of Dr. John Kasarda, director of the Centre for Air Commerce at the University of North Carolina and author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next. He is involved in the KZN King Shaka International Airport project; the Riverfields development linked to OR Tambo Airport in Gauteng; the Nelson Mandela Bay project; and the Cape Town International Airport project among others...Read more...