An Aerotropolis for Edmonton

Will airports become the "anchors of 21st century development," as Prof. John Kasarda believes? Kasarda spoke in Edmonton, Alberta, where planners are considering developing airport-adjacent greenfields into dense development.
June 26, 2010, 5am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Reporter Bill Mah writes, "Increasing numbers of non-aviation firms are clustering in and around airports because of the access, speed and agility that airports provide to the new economy. The migration is transforming city airports into 'airport cities.'"

Edmonton planning director Ken Woltt says that planning the area around the airport should be done very deliberately. "There will be undoubtedly be development around the airport, and we want to do it the best we can," Woitt said.

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Published on Thursday, June 24, 2010 in Edmonton Journal
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