A combination of giant airport, planned city and business hub, the aerotropolis will be at the heart of the next phase of globalization. Drawing on. John D. Kasarda defined the term “aerotropolis,” and he is now sought after shocking immediacy when I was reading the dazzling new book Aerotropolis. ‘Throw out your old atlas. The new version is here’ Walter Kirn, author of Up in the Air ‘An essential guide to the 21st century’ Tom Vanderbilt, author of.

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The basic premise is that the organizing principle of the economy and cities going forward will be airports and it’s either build a great one and organize your city around it or perish. It didn’t persuade me: Airport are the focal point and city layout is circular.

An interesting idea about the growth and globalization of cities. Aerotropolis is the groundbreaking account of a development that is transforming the way cities are built and the way business is conducted from Vancouver to Singapore and from Dubai to Denver.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. The really interesting question is why the true aerotropolis, despite compelling reasons for its existence, is taking so long to get off the ground.

The new version aaerotropolis here’ Walter Kirn, author of Up in the Air ‘An essential guide to the 21st century’ Tom Vanderbilt, author of Traffic From Dubai to Amsterdam, Memphis to South Korea, a new phenomenon is transforming the way we live and work- the aerotropolis. Working with Kasarda’s ideas and arotropolis, the gifted journalist Greg Lindsay gives us a vivid, at times disquieting look at these instant cities in the making, the challenges they present to our environment and our usual ways of life, and the opportunities they offer to those who can exploit them creatively.

Like port cities, and then those that were connected to railroads, cities are now airport dependent. Apr 23, Hadrian rated it liked it Shelves: That was somewhat interesting, albiet long, and I gave Chapter 1 a chance. In order boo bring business and jobs to the region, a company will have to determine where on the supply chain it sits, and what airport offers the greatest advantages for that business model.


Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next

Anything else is dismissed out of hand- particularly bikes and trains. Bikes are useless in the type of urban planning and development the author is advocating, as “you can’t ride your bike to Home Depot and pick up plywood. Greg is a contributing writer to Fast Company and editor-at-large at Advertising Age. The topic sounded interesting to me but in my opinion it was very poorly written. Mar 15, Witek rated it liked it Shelves: This pattern—the city in Second, the book is fairly long, sometimes spending way too much time on issues that have already been dealt with.

I thought, maybe it’s the topic?

This at times reads like Tom Friedman with whirlwind tours of the developing world and hyperbolic discussions of the growth happening there Dubai! The central thrust of the argument is that future cities will grow up around airports in the same way that they did around rivers, canals, railways and roads. There is one gnawing issue – what of the dwindling fossil fuel reserves? It is hard, yet, to find a true aerotropolis, a thriving, rich city formed around an airport, outside the promotional spiels obok promise New Songdo will be “A cool city!

The ‘aerotropolis’, or areotropolis with the airport as a To me, it was somewhat all over the place with no clear thesis even after the intro, the main themes of the book were all over the pla I really wanted to like this book. With business writer Greg Lindsay, he draws on a decade’s worth of cutting-edge research to offer a visionary look at how the metropolis of the future will change the face of our physical world and the nature of global enterprise.

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Like several other people here I came to this book with high expectations. Penguin CanadaMar 1, – Political Science – pages. It’s all about winning, but avoids the question about those that get left behind. So, flying to San Diego, I tossed the book in my bag, and off I went.

As for ecological objections, they argue that air transport causes a relatively small proportion of emissions. My library Help Advanced Book Search. And this, for me, was one of the major weaknesses in the book – we don’t all want to fly twice a week, we really don’t.

Preview — Aerotropolis by Aerortopolis D. I remain completely unconvinced that China is going to take over the world under its current model of massive, top-down government enterprise.

The ‘aerotropolis’, or aerotropolsi with the airport as a Oct 11, Melissa Cavanaugh rated it it was ok. Not unhappy I read this book but Aerotropolis shows us how to make the most of a phenomenon that is profoundly challenging but that also offers unparalleled opportunities.

Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next – John D. Kasarda, Greg Lindsay – Google Books

Airports are either close to town and gridlocked or out on the periphery like Denver and add an hour to the trip to get there. Not so long ago, airports were built near cities, and roads connected the one to the other.

This is the 3 star book I’d actually recommend to read, despite some profound disagreements with the book and its premise.

Wilmington, Ohio, lavishly wooed DHL with public money, only to be dumped when the company’s profits went the wrong way. Jul 07, Lisa rated it it was ok Shelves: It’s portrayed as co-authored, but it’s actually Greg Lindsay writing from the first person.

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