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  • The word "aerotropolis," I should note, was coined by John Kasarda, a business professor at the University of North Carolina and my co-author on the forthcoming book of that title.

    Cities of the Sky

  • John D. Kasarda, professor of management and director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina, coined the term aerotropolis to describe planning for an enhanced and carefully planned system of economic development around airports.

    IndyStar.com Top Stories

  • John D. Kasarda, professor of management and director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina, coined the term aerotropolis to describe planning for an enhanced and carefully planned system of economic development around airports.

    IndyStar.com Top Stories

  • John D. Kasarda, professor of management and director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina, coined the term aerotropolis to describe planning for an enhanced and carefully planned system of economic development around airports.

    IndyStar.com Top Stories

  • John D. Kasarda, professor of management and director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina, coined the term aerotropolis to describe planning for an enhanced and carefully planned system of economic development around airports.

    IndyStar.com Top Stories

  • John D. Kasarda, professor of management and director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina, coined the term aerotropolis to describe planning for an enhanced and carefully planned system of economic development around airports.

    IndyStar.com Top Stories

  • John D. Kasarda, professor of management and director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina, coined the term aerotropolis to describe planning for an enhanced and carefully planned system of economic development around airports.

    IndyStar.com Top Stories

  • John D. Kasarda, professor of management and director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina, coined the term aerotropolis to describe planning for an enhanced and carefully planned system of economic development around airports.

    IndyStar.com Top Stories

  • "We're advancing the name aerotropolis and advancing the idea of what it means and how important this opportunity is for the community," Covington said.

    The Memphis Daily News

  • It's an "international business district" and an "aerotropolis" -- a Western-oriented city more focused on the airport and China beyond than on Seoul.

    Fast Company

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  • If the word "aerotropolis" - reflecting the idea that population would cluster around a key transportation hub – sounds futuristic, welcome to DFW. 65 percent of its annual revenue comes from sources other than airlines. Land leases, commercial development, two upscale hotels, natural gas rigs, and even a pair of 18-hole golf courses are among the ways DFW earns money from its 18,000 acres. Many nearby communities were mere hamlets when DFW opened its gates in 1974, but are now home to corporate transfers and their families.

    August 17, 2007

  • When in doubt, come up with a flashy name, then figure out what it means.

    Operating on the idea that regional economic vitality requires strong air travel connections to the rest of the world, many thought-leaders and regional officials are pursuing the idea of an "aerotropolis". The aerotropolis would use Detroit Metro and Willow Run Airports as anchors for the economy, assuming that, if the transportation links are there, the economy will follow. ("Phase 3: profit!")

    October 10, 2007