NEXT GENERATION OF URBANISM
From the dawn of modern history, Transportation intersections were catalyst for development of world business districts. At the 18th century, important cities in terms of trade and commerce established and increased close to great sea ports. At the 19th century, advanced business centers located near railroads stations. The 20th century was the century of highways.
It was always a game of accessibility and connectivity.
The end of the 20th century brought to life the concept of airports as business centers: hotels, malls and other recreational facilities found their way inside the airport fence. Developers understood that millions of travelers have needs that can be translated into business easily.
In the 21th century time and space shrink radically. The concept of global business reinvented by the internet and the ability to get to any point on the globe in a matter of hours.
This new reality changed the role of the airports, from places where you can get transportation services to a total experience of life. Nowadays, business tourist are spending sometimes half of their time in planes and around airports. Aviation infrastructure dictates new rhythm of living.
Aerotropolis, a word coined by Professor John D. Kasarda is a new form of urbanism. Cities that cater all the facilities for traveling business man or multinational corporations that use airports the way 'regular' man use the bus.
Aerotropolises typically attract industries related to time-sensitive manufacturing, e-commerce fulfillment, telecommunications and logistics; hotels, retail outlets, entertainment complexes and exhibition centers; and offices. Clusters of business parks, logistics parks, industrial parks, distribution centers, information technology complexes and wholesale merchandise marts. Variety of residential are often planned to provide solution for companies employees and independent business man.
Aerotroplis is a city designed to empower the benefits of international airport and create sustainable life around it.