An essential guide to the 21st century. (Tom Vanderbilt, Author Of Traffic )
Thanks to the manifold effects of modern aviation, earth and sky are merging in our world faster and more thoroughly than most people know. But you won't be most people after reading Aerotropolis
. Throw out your old atlas. The new version is here. (Walter Kirn, Author Of Up In The Air )
A fascinating window into the complex emergent urban future. This book is an extremely sophisticated, often devastatingly witty and ironic, interpretation of what is possible over the next two decades. It is not science fiction. It is science and technology in action. The authors have one foot firmly planted in the possible and foreseeable. (Saskia Sassen, Professor, Columbia University, Author Of Territory, Authority, Rights )
Aerotropolis presents a radical, futuristic vision of a world where we build our cities around airports rather than the reverse. This book ties together urbanism, global economics, international relations, sociology, and insights from adventures in places that aren't even on the map yet to present a plausible new paradigm for understanding how we relate to the skies. Perhaps the most compelling book on globalization in years. (Parag Khanna, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation, And Author Of How To Run The World )
Very few people realize how profoundly air transport is changing our cities, our economies, our social systems, and our systems of governance. If you want to be way ahead of the curve in understanding one of the most important drivers of change for the 21st century, read this book. (Paul Romer, Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute For Economic Policy Research )
Aerotropolis redraws the world map, using air routes to trace the new connections and competition between mega-regions that will shape the geography of the Great Reset. This lively, thought-provoking book is must reading for anyone interested in how and where we will live and work in a truly global era. (Richard Florida, Director Of The Martin Prosperity Institute, University Of Toronto And Author Of The Great Reset )
Aerotropolis comprehensively explains the enormous effects modern aviation has on cities and countries around the world. It is a unique resource. (Frederick W. Smith, Chairman And Ceo, Fedex Corporation )
[The] prose is remarkably readable, laying out complex, interlocking ideas in a simple, unfussy, often quietly witty fashion...It's the contemporary analyses which really astound...it's hard not to get carried along by their messianic enthusiasm...Aerotropolis
works superbly as a unique insight into the nuts-and-bolts reality of our global society. (Tom Huddleston Time Out
This book discusses the future of the built environment, air transport, logistics and all the parts of globalised economy where aircraft are vital... As a book about the near future, Aerotropolis
is convincing... (Robin Mannings Engineering and Technology
John D Kasarda is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Management and Director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina. He has worked with multinational firms such as FedEx, Lufthansa, DHL and Bank of America and been an advisor to airports around the globe.
Greg Lindsay has been a senior correspondent at Inside.com and contributing writer to Fortune. Reporting for Advertising Age, he crisscrossed the globe for three weeks without stepping outside the airports where he touched down. Greg is a contributing writer to Fast Company and editor-at-large at Advertising Age.