Reconciling public and private interests in the planning and development of airports : the Australian experience, 1995-2008

Baker, Douglas C. & Freestone, Robert (2008) Reconciling public and private interests in the planning and development of airports : the Australian experience, 1995-2008. In International Planning History Society 13th Biennial Conference : Public versus private planning : themes, trends and tensions, 10-13 July 2008, Chicago, Illinois.

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Abstract

In the wake of the deregulation of the airline industry since the 1980s, there is now a new history of airport privatization around the world that is continuing with the proposed privatisation of American airports. The process has been driven by neoliberal philosophies interlinking the desire for greater competitiveness, efficiency and growth with massive investment requirements in infrastructure beyond the scope of the public purse. The result has been an inexorable increase and diversification in airport commercial activity as operators seek to maximise returns on investment. A new urban landscape has emerged over the last two decades as airports have evolved from specialised transport hubs to mixed activity centres of increasing regional sgnificance.

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ID Code: 17998
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Airport metropolis, Land use, planning
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 18 Feb 2009 01:42
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:48

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