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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Never mind that Kasarda seems not to grasp just how deep the issue of sustainability cuts here, or that he’s not clear about what to do with a century’s worth of sunk capital or several centuries’ worth of cultural and political formations. KasardaGreg Lindsay Limited preview – Working with Kasarda’s ideas and research, 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.

The new version is here’ Walter Kirn, author of Up in the Air ‘An essential guide to the 21st century’ Tom Vanderbilt, author of TrafficFrom Dubai to Amsterdam, Memphis to South Korea, a new phenomenon is transforming the way we live and work- the aerotropolis.

The author dismisses the current eighty thousand rural protests a year in China in half a sentence. This pattern—the city in the center, the airport on the periphery— shaped life in the twentieth century, from the central city to exurban sprawl. Penguin CanadaMar 1, – Political Science – pages.

Still, it’s not written as well as it should be and I do believe that the book is way too long for something that’s supposed to get just one idea across. Dubai and Abu Dhabi cannot both be giant metropolises sixty miles away doing the same thing forever. Kasardaa professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, has advised countries, cities, and companies about the aerotropolis and its implications.

Hardcoverpages. It is hectoring, breathless, over-persuading, a boring book with an interesting one struggling to get out. Drawing on a decade’s worth of cutting-edge research, John Kasarda and Greg Lindsay offer a visionary look at how the metropolis of the future will bring us together – and how we can make the most of this new world. Aerotropolis had an interesting premise, but it needed more editing to bring down the size of the book! Jul 07, Lisa rated it it was ok Shelves: As we know, sub urban area has it’s own character that often becomes lack of identity because of the efficiency needs.


The aerotropolis approach to urban living is now reshaping life in Seoul and Amsterdam, in China and India, in Dallas and Washington, D.

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

Moreover, those who fly a lot or even some like me would hardly call it this amazing experience. An interesting idea about the growth and globalization of cities.

Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next – John Kasarda – Google Books

On other points, he writes like there is a clear answer but then seems to realize once the practical discussion starts that it’s not so clear. I have to say, I have heard much of this before: This book becomes an inspiration to manage airports as a trigger of city development. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The attitude seems to be, “Just give them an airport and they’ll be happy as they can go shopping in New York. It’s a compelling argument, not only for the airports but for any type of global society.

John Kasarda invented the term “aerotropolis” to describe the combination of giant airport, planned city, shipping facility, and business hub that will connect the world’s economies in the coming bok of globalization. From Louisville to Dubai to Nairobi to Shenzhen – aerotropolls the obligatory trip to Detroit mixed in – Lindsay charts aerotropplis development of a true “Jet Age,” one designed aeortropolis compliment the instant connectivity of the internet, and the cities that are rising from its embrace.

Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next by Greg Lindsay and John Kasarda – review

I felt as if the author included aefotropolis part of every single conversation he’d had while researching the book. Aug 07, Vickyish rated it really liked it. The topic sounded interesting to me but in my opinion it was very poorly written.

Account Options Sign in. KasardaGreg Lindsay. The book is sadly out of date inthough, so perhaps the intervening 3 years since publication and possibly a couple of years before that, to include final research and the road through a publisher is showing. The introduction takes up about 20 pages much too long for an intro to me and basically could be the whole book.


Aerotropolis is news from the near future—news we urgently need if we are to understand the changing world and our place in it. People are units, except when they are heroes, changing the way we live with their visionary dreams. There is the city that was to be built next to Bangkok’s airport, with advice from Kasarda, but didn’t happen. If they can’t afford to fly they are not worthy of consideration, except that maybe we can employ them to sell us aerotgopolis at the airport.

KasardaGreg Lindsay No preview available – They may not be right, but they are right to describe what happens when an airport, city and economic hub collide. Lindsay is a journalist fascinated by air travel.

This pattern—the city in It’s the same annoying and sloppy habit that says Henry Ford invented the car, that the Wright Brothers invented flying or that Tim Berners Lee invented the internet. Pollution and land grabbing create barriers.

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The people who do that for real fly privately out of small airports for exorbitant rates–something the book misses completely. I don’t get business. A book like this should inform those like us that know nothing of the topic; it is persuasive non-fiction after all. Interesting Future Approach Interesting approach on how the society will develop in a future.

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

The co-author, Greg Lindsay, builds on John Karsarda’s theories of the aerotropolis in a series of chapters reminiscent of John McPhee. The story meanders through topics and repeats itself. Interesting topic, not ground breaking. Apr 25, Lisa rated it really aerotrlpolis it.