Listen and learn

Baker, Douglas C. & Freestone, Robert (2009) Listen and learn. Global Airport Cities, 2(4), pp. 8-10.

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The communities located adjacent to and around the Airport City are composed of diverse interests and cultures that often have little to do with the airport and its global service functions. Yet, as most airport managers know, these communities can have a significant impact on airport operations and land use. Community engagement is an essential element to airport planning and management that is often underplayed and given only a token effort. In order for Airport Cities to realize their full potential in global and national markets as well as assume an appropriate level of corporate responsibility there needs to be a strong and enduring connections to local and regional communities.

Through a series of nationally held workshops throughout Australia and internationally, we have reviewed the complex relationship between airports and their surrounding communities. We argue the following engagement elements improve both communication and relationships with local communities and must be actively nurtured, developed and pursued by airport managers: connectivity, collaboration and citizenry.

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ID Code: 33712
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Connectivity, Community, Airport, Collaboration, Planning
Subjects: 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) > Land Use and Environmental Planning (120504)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: 2009 Global Airport Cities
Copyright Statement: All information contained in Global Airport Cities is correct at the time of going to press. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the expressed permission of the publishers.
Deposited On: 24 Aug 2010 23:23
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 14:09

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