A new urban form placing airports in the center with cities growing around them, connecting workers, suppliers, executives, and goods to the global marketplace.


Author John D. Kasarda has published more than 100 articles and nine books on airport cities, aviation infrastructure, economic development, and competitiveness.

About John Kasarda

John D. Kasarda defined the term "aerotropolis" and works with regions and countries worldwide to leverage airports and their surrounding areas for economic growth.

Airports will shape business location and urban development in the 21st century as much as highways did in the 20th century, railroads in the 19th and seaports in the 18th
Dr. John D. Kasarda