A Short Primer on Aerotropolis and Airport City Planning

55 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2013

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Stephen Appold

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

Date Written: August 22, 2013

Abstract

The primer suggests a re-orienting of aerotropolis planning from airport-centered to region and economy-wide-centered, from a focus on facilities to a focus on fundamentals, and from a concern with building to a concern for increasing welfare. Accordingly, the primer discusses 1) the role of aviation and the aerotropolis in facilitating trade, 2) the distribution of employment concentration in metropolitan regions, and 3) the design needs of the built environment. Because aviation makes a claim on scarce off-airport land area through noise and safety concerns and because the aviation-enabled employment which is advantaged by proximity to an airport requires only a small minority of the affected space, a search for synergies among uses is recommended.

Keywords: aerotropolis, airport city, planning

JEL Classification: O20, R30, R49

Suggested Citation

Appold, Stephen, A Short Primer on Aerotropolis and Airport City Planning (August 22, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2314713 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2314713

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