Title: What is an Aerotropolis?
Date: March 2015
Author: Rose Bridger, for GAAM (Global Anti-Aerotropolis Movement)
Length: 5 pages (+ footnotes)
Summary: All over the world, major developments called an ‘aerotropolis’, or airport city, are being constructed, planned and announced. These new cities are not settlements for people. They are a new urban form enabling explosive growth in aviation dependent tourism and trade. Aerotropolis projects vary in scale and sectoral focus, but a catch-all definition is airportcentric urban development. Clustered around an existing or new airport, commercial development is integrated with air services. This briefing sets out a lot of the issues relating to their development, including social, economic and environmental problems.
Link: What’s an aerotropolis ?
A list of some of the most useful publications, with web references, has been
produced by Airport Watch. See link below (Word document, 2 pages).