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Resources: Critique of aerotropolis developments – reports, articles, papers and book chapters

The abundance of industry information about the aerotropolis on the internet dwarfs the writing that is critical of this model of development. To help address this disparity GAAM is compiling this list of reports, papers, articles and book chapters.

The “Aerotropolis” phenomenon – high-risk development thwarting SDGs, by Anita Pleumarom, section in report Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017, Reclaiming policies for the public, by the Civil Society Reflection Group, July 2017

Airport-linked special economic zones, aerotropolis projects and the race to the bottom, by Rose Bridger, Global Tax Justice at a Crossroads conference, 5-6th July 2017

Will the cities of the future be giant airports?, by Barbara Sturken Peterson, Ozy, 7th May 2017

Indonesia: Villagers resist eviction for 50 sq.km airport city on their land, by Rose Bridger, The Ecologist, 5th April 2017

Flying into uncertainty: Western Sydney’s ‘aerotropolis’ poses more questions than answers, by Robert Freestone, 22 March 2017, The Conversation

What’s Wrong with the Aerotropolis Model?, by Max Hirsh, 4 October 2016

Jeju Islanders resist airport megaproject, by Rose Bridger, The Ecologist, 10 June 2016

Aerotropolis Lost, by Tobias Carroll, Ruins Mag, June 2016

Upping the ante aero, by Rose Bridger, New Internationalist, April 2016

Denver’s CU sucker A-Team train wreck of thought, right through Aurora, by Dave Perry, Aurora Sentinel, 27 April 2016

Aurora should vote ‘I guess so’ on 1A; Denver voters should give it the ‘hell, no’, Editorial – Aurora Sentinel, 7 October 2015

Rise of the Aerotropolis, by Rose Bridger, Third World Resurgence, September / October 2015

Aerotropolis developments: Environmentally destructive economic enclaves
also translated into German, „Aerotropolen“ als globaler Trend: Flughafen-Megaprojekte und ihre Folgen, by Rose Bridger, TourismWatch, September 2015

Campaigners resist destruction of Istanbul forests and wetlands for airport megaproject, by Rose Bridger, The Ecologist, 25 July 2015

The aerotropolis of Heathrow is being built for airheads, by Will Self, Financial Times, 17 July 2015

Mopa Airport Woes, by Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Environmental & Political Weekly, 20 June 2015

The Third Airport Project: Vis-a-Vis Life, Nature, Environment, People and Law, by Kuzey Ormanlari (North Forest Defence), March 2015 (English version)

Aerotropolis alert! Airport mega-projects driving environmental destruction worldwide, by Rose Bridger, The Ecologist, 8 May 2015

Making an Indian Airport City, by Gopa Samanta, Environmental & Political Weekly, 18 April 2015

New Global Group Opposes ‘Aerotropolis Schemes’, by Jeff Lewis, March 2015

Taiwan: residents resist forced eviction for ‘Aerotropolis’ megaproject, by Rose Bridger, The Ecologist, Nov 2014

Do we need a massive shopping complex way outside the city?, by David Staples, Edmonton Journal, July 2014

Claims that airports are a city’s “economic engine” are overstated, especially when compared to other local infrastructure, by Julie Cidell, July 2014

Sugarcane(air)fields: the effects of the aerotropolis on the evolution of place, by Mizan Rambhoros, UIA 2014Durban, 2014

Aerotropolis: the city of the future? by Rowan Moore, May 2014

Manchester Airport – the concrete shadow spreads, by Rose Bridger, The Ecologist, Feb 2014

Airport Companies as Silent Partners: The complex interplay between public and private ownership, by Charlotte Halpern, Chapter 6 in book Sustainable Aviation Futures, Emerald Group Publishing, Dec 2013

Chapter 11 of book Plane Truth: Aviation’s Real Impact on People and the Environment, by Rose Bridger, Pluto Press, October 2013

Runaway failures: a tale of failed airport projects -4, by Lionel Messias, Goan Spirit, June 2013

Runaway failures: a tale of failed airport projects -3, by Lionel Messias, Goan Spirit, June 2013

Runaway failures: a tale of failed airport projects -2, by Lionel Messias, Goan Spirit, June 2013

Runaway failures: a tale of failed airport projects -1, by Lionel Messias, Goan Spirit, June 2013

Aranmula airport: an investigation, by Praveen, May 2012

Aerotropolis, Schmaerotropolis, by Randy Bohlender, 2011

The Frowniest Spot on Earth, review of book ‘Aerotropolis: The way we’ll live next’ by Will Self, London Review of Books, 2011

aerotropolis, by Rob Homes, Mammoth blog, March 2011

The Cities Of the Plane, review of book ‘Aerotropolis: The way we’ll live next‘, by Wayne Curtis, 2 March 2011

What is an Aerotropolis? article by Miki Barnes of Oregon Aviation Watch, 2011

The Next Big Handout: An “Aerotropolis” near you?, by Patrick Ishmael, May 2011

Airports: from flying fields to 21st century aerocities, Lucy C S Budd, chapter in book, International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities, published by Edward Elgar, 2011

Global aerotropolis vs. local aqua-community: conflicting landscapes in the extended Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Thailand, paper by Sirima Nasongkhla, 2010

20 Reasons to Stop Aerotropolis, Hamiltonians for Progressive Development, Sept 2010

Andal Aerotropolis: A Fact-Finding Report, translated by Siddhartha Mitra, Sanhati, 2010

The Panhandle Paradox, by Hal Herring, 2009

Airport futures: Towards a critique of the aerotropolis model, by Michael B. Charles, Paul Barnes, Neal Ryan and Julia Clayton, Nov 2007, Futures, Elsevier

Dance, Aerotropolis, Dance!, Ryan McGreal, Raise the Hammer, 24 June 2008

Aerotropolis 2.0: You’re With Us Or You’re Against Us, Ryan McGreal, Raise the Hammer, 20 Nov 2007

Welcome to Hamilton. (You are being screwed.), Ryan McGreal, Raise the Hammer, 28 June 2005

A (2003) critique of Aerotropolis, Aaron Priven, 2003

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