Industry articles

The vast majority of articles about aerotropolis projects available on the internet are uncritical industry pieces enthusing about the supposed economic benefits. Every aerotropolis is described as a ‘global hub’, ‘economic engine’, ‘growth engine’ or ‘international gateway’. A few of these industry articles are posted here to highlight issues such as the high level of government support and subsidy, connection with other megaprojects such as multilane highways, and the scale and environmental implications of construction.

Open for Business: Airports as Real Estate Developer and Strategic Partner, AreaDevelopment, 2015

Kuwait to build airport, aerotropolis in Iraq – ‘$1.35bn project will take five years to complete’, Kuwait Times, Feb 2015

The World’s Biggest Airport Construction Projects 2015; total value over USD500 billion. Part 1, Centre for Aviation (CAPA), 20th Jan, 2015

Airport City project to cement Egypt as a major aviation hub in Africa and the Middle East, The Worldfolio, Jan 2015

Caribbean first as first Piarco AeroPark proposals released, Global Trader, Oct 2014

Construction sped up on China’s 1st ‘aerotropolis’, China Daily, 28th Aug 2015

The Airport City, or Aerotropolis, concept comes to Africa. Funding will be key. Part 2, Centre for Aviation (CAPA), 19th Aug 2014

Aerotropolis Concept in Florida, Forward Florida, July 2014

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