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Cities of the Future: Designed with Airports at thier core.

Airport DFW Aerotropolis 21st Century Metropolitan Development

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#1 David Love

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:10 PM

So DFW would appear to be a city with designs on the 21st century. ...but this isn't news to anyone that reads this forum.


“The rapid expansion of airport-linked commercial facilities is making today’s air gateways anchors of 21st century metropolitan development where distant travelers and locals alike can conduct business, exchange knowledge, shop, eat, sleep, and be entertained without going more than 15 minutes from the airport. This functional and spatial evolution is transforming many city airports into airport cities.” - Dr. John Kasarda


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:15 PM

I recommend Kasarda's book, Aerotropolis. It's fascinating, and his writing is pretty accessible for those of us who aren't in the business.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

Sooooo let's build a rail line from DFTW to DFW, right?

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:41 AM

I have not read Dr. Karsarda’s work but his theory suggests that major airports may evolve into cities.  This is a fanciful but unworkable notion.  Even as they grow in scale and function, airports will never perform the basic vital services that cities provide.  These services involve public health, safety, welfare, and education.  And people choose to live in cities for quality of life reasons.  Can’t imagine anyone in their right mind wanting to live close to where noisy planes take off and land. 

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