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Sustainable airport infrastructure : balancing infrastructures for the airport metropolis

Keast, Robyn L., Baker, Douglas C., & Brown, Kerry (2010) Sustainable airport infrastructure : balancing infrastructures for the airport metropolis. In Yigitcanlar, Tan (Ed.) Sustainable, Urban and Regional Infrastructure Development : Technologies, Applications and Management. Information Science Reference, Hershey, Pa, pp. 91-101.

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    Abstract

    Ongoing financial, environmental and political adjustments have shifted the role of large international airports. Many airports are expanding from a narrow concentration on operating as transportation centres to becoming economic hubs. By working together, airports and other industry sectors can contribute to and facilitate not only economic prosperity, but create social advantage for local and regional areas in new ways. This transformation of the function and orientation of airports has been termed the aerotropolis or airport metropolis, where the airport is recognised as an economic centre with land uses that link local and global markets. This chapter contends that the conversion of an airport into a sustainable airport metropolis requires more than just industry clustering and the existence of hard physical infrastructure. Attention must also be directed to the creation and on-going development of social infrastructure within proximate areas and the maximisation of connectivity flows within and between infrastructure elements. It concludes that the establishment of an interactive and interdependent infrastructure trilogy of hard, soft and social infrastructures provides the necessary balance to the airport metropolis to ensure sustainable development. This chapter provides the start of an operating framework to integrate and harness the infrastructure trilogy to enable the achievement of optimal and sustainable social and economic advantage from airport cities.

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    ID Code: 32533
    Item Type: Book Chapter
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    Keywords: airports, physical infrastructure, social infrastructure, connectivity, sustainability
    ISBN: 9781615207756
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Community Planning (120501)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Design (120508)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement (150303)
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
    Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
    Current > Schools > School of Management
    Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IGI Global
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    Deposited On: 18 Jun 2010 07:49
    Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:17

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