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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A book like this should inform those like us that know nothing of the topic; it is persuasive non-fiction after all. KasardaGreg Lindsay No preview available – Account Options Sign in. Apr aerotropolks, Hadrian rated it liked it Shelves: What are they coming for? Don’t worry about that, we’ll soon have invented airplanes that fly on water. A Tale of Three Cities. His co-author is John Kasarda, a business school professor with presumably lucrative consultancies telling countries, cities and businesses how to prepare for this new age.

Apr 25, Lisa rated it really liked it.

Other editions – View all Aerotropolis: Topics Art and design books The Observer. I just wonder if that is all it will ever be: And to cities of the same size, as yet unborn, that China needs. 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.


They may not be right, but they are right to describe what happens when an airport, city and economi Oh yes. Perhaps an economic substitute can be made, but the extreme long-term projections of growth are in doubt.

Second, the book is fairly long, sometimes spending way too much time on issues that have already been dealt with.

Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. That was the strength of the book.

This is the aerotropolis: They do not accept that electronic communication will reduce demand for flying, instead pointing out that increased communication and increased travel have always gone together. It is hectoring, breathless, over-persuading, a boring book with an interesting one struggling to get out. Despite all this historic futurology, there seem to be quite a lot of boring old cities around still doing reasonably well.

As we know, sub urban area has it’s own character that often becomes lack of identity because of the efficiency needs. Okay, you can usually live with such generalisations, but the sheer number of them in this book began to seriously bug me.

As you can tell, this book both annoyed me and was quite thought provoking. An interesting idea about the growth and globalization of cities. I think pages could have disappeared without impacting the validity of the arguments. We learn how all the valuable commodities come in air cargo and everyone will be flying, and lots of business world mumble like “bleeding edge” and “moving up the smiley curve.

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

Hardcoverpages. But here is where the other annoyance came in. No one is looking at the long term, no one being the “adult” in looking at what we need as opposed to what we want.


Amazon stirs up a whirl of airborne goods, and business deals arranged by email need eye-contact and handshakes to be consummated. Lindsay wrote and did much of the exploration for Aerotropolis nook Kasarda supplied much of the wisdom.

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

Jan 12, February Four rated it it was ok. I couldn’t make it through though because of the writing. He argued that the markets should certainly drive the development of the aerotropolis, or the airport city, but that it needed to be carefully planned, and by extension regulated, to prevent societal problems.

They may not be right, but they are right to describe what happens when an airport, city and economic hub collide. An interesting concept, and while I’m certainly not sorry I read it, Aertropolis was underwhelmed. It seems, as the title suggests, that this frequent flying is going to be the way I or we, really will live in the future. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jul 24, Greg rated it it was amazing Shelves: The examples cited in the book are not completely convincing, and form an unintentional anti-prospectus for Kasarda’s consultancy business.

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