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  • Aerotropolis: The Way Well Live Next
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  • English
  • 09 November 2018
  • 0374100195

13 thoughts on “Aerotropolis: The Way Well Live Next

  1. says:

    This book is a pretty easy read and makes some interesting points that I believe will hold up, but most of the writing and conception clearly took place before the Great Recession, and I think it is now quite re

  2. says:

    This book should provide information to guide me in my new appointment tp a municipal land use committee. I’ve just begun reading, but it’s been good.

  3. says:

    The book presents an interesting thesis about the economic engine that newer airports can become. It also offers enough cautionary

  4. says:

    In a world marked by the growth of speed the future of the cities seems not very different from the present. The time of Concorde is over. Without supersonic transportation the thesis of this book is weak.

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    I live in College Park, GA a diverse, mixed, semi gentrifying town right next to and almost part of Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson Int

  6. says:

    The book challenges us with its approach to the subject matter. It amounts to a 400+ page brochure about John Kasarda's work as a business consultant. He's obviously very bright and thoughtful, and Greg Lindsay writes articulately. However the book's overall style seems unique and well, uncomfortable. Lindsay is writing about Kasarda in the third person, discussing "Kasarda's plans" etc. Yet Kasarda is a co aut

  7. says:

    Hyperbole aside, the idea of Aerotropolis is inescapable. More than a way of life, it's a way of thinking, a way of rationalizing the world.

  8. says:

    Great book!

  9. says:

    As far as I can tell, this book is a collaboration between a jobbing journalist and a consultant offering advice on building airports to foster economic growth.

    The journalism element dominates, the book gallops along with interesting stories, peppered with interviews and anecdotes. I was less clear on the overarching theories of Kasarda the tireless advocate of airports for everywhere.

    What you get is a lo

  10. says:

    This book is invigorating and annoying in equal measure, which is a shame, as it's one of the most thought provoking looks at our future that I've read.The central thrust of the argument is that future cities wi

  11. says:

    I bought this book at the recommendation of a friend and it truly opened my eyes. It's a great read and makes you realise wh

  12. says:

    I enjoyed this book. I was afraid, as it was written by an academic that it might be dry and technical, however the writing duties were handled by Greg Lindsay, who does a great job explaining the topics in laym

  13. says:

    Book arrived with ripped pages , back cover muddy with scrathes.

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Aerotropolis: The Way Well Live Next

Be at the heart of the next phase of globalization 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 in our globalized 'flat'. The book challenges us with its approach to the subject matter It amounts to a 400 page brochure about John Kasarda s work as a business consultant He s obviously very bright and thoughtful and Greg Lindsay writes articulately However the book s overall style seems uniue and well uncomfortable Lindsay is writing about Kasarda in the third person discussing Kasarda s plans etc Yet Kasarda is a co author suggesting a first person discussion because the book is all about Kasarda s ideas guided by Kasarda s overall thoughts Why didn t Kasarda write this himself Or why didn t Lindsay write the book about Kasarda Had Lindsay been the sole author then he might have had the freedom to inject objectivity into the discussion that really needs balance as discussed belowWhat is an aerotropolis The definition is made clear but not until page 174 An Aerotropolis is basically an airport integrated region extending as far as sixty miles from the inner clusters of hotels offices distribution and logistics facilities the airport itself is really the nucleus of a range of New Economy functions with the ultimate aim of bolstering the city s competiveness job creation and uality of life Further it can be boiled down to three words speed speed and speed Speed gives us competitive advantages on a global scale Therefore the airport should be the center of any city with all logistics transportation facilities warehouses etc serving the same function logistical speed The authors message is reinforced a hundred times throughout the book Nations states cities or corporations who don t adapt will be destroyed by speedier competitors This is because individual companies no longer compete their entire supply chains do Along with such supply chains come companies jobs economic develop and entire cities The authors present a number of case studies to reinforce their pointAbsent any mitigating issues there s nothing wrong with their ideas Capitalism is all about exploiting inefficiencies that others fail to see while rewarding those who realize the greater efficiencies Airports certainly contribute significantly towards that due to their role in the supply chainHowever when capitalism exploits inefficiencies to the point of exploiting human social or political rights or exploiting the environment then we might engage in some discussion about trade offs The book brings up these conflicts but defaults back to the benefits from capitalism s efficiencies For example the book extols the methods taken by the Chinese Indian and Persian Gulf nations Taxation is minimal labor is disposable and decision making is instant and irrevocable They demand highways railways and runways paying in cash They don t hesitate don t explain or second guess themselves and aren t about to let their citizens stand in the way p 193 This theme is repeated throughout the book to maximize capitalistic efficiencies and compete globally it seems that we should dispense with labor rights property rights and possibly even constitutional rights Remember what they the Chinese said about democracy It just gets in the way This is how Foster s dragon an aerotropolis in China was built in five years flat at a cost of ten thousand flattened homes Multiply that by a hundred and you have the initial human cost of China s aerotropoli Further we have the outright admission that The aerotropolis and authoritarians go hand in hand It s no accident Kasarda has found early adopters in the Middle East and China followed close behind by Asian nations with a legacy of military ruleThis is pretty alarming Should we sacrifice property rights a central tenet of our country s foundation for Fed Ex to be as efficient as possible Should we sacrifice democracy itself to compete efficiently on a global scale with our authoritarian competitors in China Should the consumer take priority over the citizen It would seem so since citizens who protest are simply NIMBY s standing in the way of progress and contributing to the very inefficiencies the corporations want to wipe out Are new jobs that an aerotropolis might produce worth the costs to the community in terms of lost property rights pollution and congestion Should we sacrifice our uality of life for the jobs an Aerotropolis might produce Or should we accept the proposition that a job itself IS our uality of life no matter what the cost to the community in terms of pollution congestion noise etc and no matter what the uality of the job is This book gets close enough to these uestions to raise them but then fails to go down that path Perhaps that s beyond the scope of the book but for a work that so unapologetically praises the benefits of aerotropoli it seems only proper to devote space to a consideration of the liabilities The authors should take a balanced approach even if the assets produced by an Aerotropolis outweigh the liabilities in the end Of course authoritarian governments don t ask these uestions It s no wonder the Chinese believe democracy just gets in the wayWe need a meaningful discussion that looks at how to optimize the good brought about by airports while also realistically evaluating the trade offs and constraints

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World connecting people and goods is still as important as digital communication Airport cities will change the face of our physical world and the nature of global enterprise Aerotropolis shows us how to make the most of this unparalleled opportunity. Great book

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From Dubai to Amsterdam Memphis to South Korea a new phenomenon is reshaping the way we live and transforming the way we do business the aerotropolis A combination of giant airport planned city shipping facility and business hub the aerotropolis will. The book presents an interesting thesis about the economic engine that newer airports can become It also offers enough cautionary tales to ensure that readers don t come away thinking that concrete and a grader can buy happiness Unfortunately this book needed fact checking and thorough editing It lacks coherent organization With it the book could sustain the loss of about one third of its pages which seem terribly redundant The principal author intermitently adopts a first person voice especially when retelling how he gathered his information while the supposed lead author Kasarda is uoted in the second person as if he is an oracle on this topic At times the book seems a thinly veiled promotional tool for Kasarda s airport consultancy There were several errors I bumped into the most notable was the repeated misspelling of the late real estate developer Trammell Crow s name A Google euipped fact checker could have solved thus problem It made me wonder what else wasn t uite on point At the end of the day you ve got a couple Atlantic monthly length pieces in hardcover


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John D Kasarda is the leading developer of the “aerotropolis” concept which defines the roles of aviation and airports in shaping 21st century business location economic development and urban growth Kasarda is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Strategy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan Flagler Business school and director of its Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise He also directs the institute’s Center for Air Commerce