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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. 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

  • In places like China, India, and Dubai, the aerotropolis is the strategy being adopted to challenge the existing economic and political order.

    Cities of the Sky

  • The airport is a 3½-hour flight from one-third of the world's population The aerotropolis is the city that state capitalism built.

    Cities of the Sky

  • An aerotropolis is a city with an airport at its centre, rather than its periphery, "a new kind of city, one native to our era of instant gratification - call it the instant age".

    The Guardian World News

  • And concerns about the so-called "aerotropolis" tax credits remained evident Monday night among both Republican and Democratic senators as they publicly reviewed a cost-benefit analysis of the proposal prepared by the state Department of Economic Development.

  • The consultant group has yet to discuss what will become of the old terminal, but one idea is to turn this area into a so-called aerotropolis, an airport city that would include air commerce-type businesses, as well as hotels, retail and entertainment facilities. - Local News

  • Commercial Advisors LLC, calls the aerotropolis idea an integral part of bolstering Memphis 'economy for the future.

    The Memphis Daily News


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  • 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

  • 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