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CAPA TV | September 21, 2020

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Airports As Urban Growth Generators: The Rise Of The Aerotropolis

  • On May 13, 2018

The expansion of commercial outlets within terminals has seen many major airports become “airport cities”. Further development beyond the airport’s original physical boundary has given rise to the aerotropolis, with airport linked business parks, industrial and residential complexes, and retail, dining and entertainment precincts transforming airports into major urban centres.

  • From the airport city to the aerotropolis: distinguishing the two
  • What are the business and economic drivers for building an aerotropolis?
  • How is the aerotropolis model evolving?
  • The critical role of surface transport operators and ICT in enhancing physical and network connectivity in an aerotropolis
  • Factoring aerotropolis development into long term strategy and planning

Moderator: Site Selection Magazine, Editor in Chief, Mark Arend


  • Aerotropolis Business Concepts, CEO, John Kasarda
  • AIREA & IKEA, Managing Director & Chief Development Officer, Pieter van der Horst
  • City of Vantaa, Project Director, Arja Lukin

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