Airport Planning

Blog post
November 1, 2015, 1pm PST
There are a number of areas of planning that offer planners a role, but are not necessarily at the front of our minds. At the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, researchers shared results that can impact practice.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
August 13, 2015, 12pm PDT
Designing large-scale projects that can take years to build in industries that are constantly evolving run the risk of becoming outdated once completed. Arup's Andrew McAlpine discusses how to design for the long-term while remaining innovative.
Doggerel
November 11, 2014, 5am PST
John Leland provides coverage of a big idea by Jim Venturi, the son of architects Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi, for the renovation and expansion of LaGuardia International Airport in New York.
New York Times
October 23, 2014, 7am PDT
When Vice President spoke earlier this year about the less than world class conditions at New York's LaGuardia Airport he found an audience in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
New York Times
December 11, 2013, 8am PST
New South Wales' new planning minister has called on Australia's federal government to decide and fund much needed infrastructure.
Sydney Morning Herald
June 27, 2012, 6am PDT
Back in 2001, Jim Starry proposed a radical rethink of airport design, with inclined runways and gates on top of terminals and parking lots. Lost in the 9/11 shuffle, Sarah Rich takes a second look at the idea.
Smithsonian
November 15, 2011, 7am PST
Foster + Partners reveal a utopian transit master plan so massive that it requires us to consider it "on a level that transcends appearance." The design seeks to streamline connections to the rest of the world through subterranean engineering.
The Atlantic
July 6, 2011, 10am PDT
The addition of the Bradley terminal and modernization projects across LAX are pushing the airport back into relevance, Dan Weikel reports for the Los Angeles Times.
Los Angeles Times
January 28, 2011, 7am PST
The Regional Plan Association has released a $15 billion proposal to expand capacity at congested Kennedy and Newark Liberty International Airports by 50 million passengers per year.
The New York Times
August 9, 2010, 8am PDT
Major hubs of transportation and logistics are planning major capital investments in Southern California over the next several years.
The Planning Report
November 17, 2009, 10am PST
Bensenville, Illinois has been fighting an O'Hare airport expansion tooth and nail for decades. A new mayor signaled a change of heart (and a $16 million settlement).
Chicago Tribune
October 23, 2009, 12pm PDT
With one of the smallest and busiest airports in the country, San Diego is thinking about upgrading its facilities. One idea is to build a new airport on the ocean.
The Infrastructurist
May 27, 2009, 8am PDT
Construction begins on Aerotropolis Atlanta, an unusual "live-work-play mini-city" development going up close to Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport- so close, in fact, that there will be a connecting walkway directly to the new international terminal.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 26, 2009, 2pm PDT
USA Today reports on a growing trend of cities like Dallas and Seattle that are connecting their airports to their downtowns via rail.
USA Today
June 24, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>A new airport overlay district in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has nearby homeowners crying 'taking!' Airport officials say, 'All we're trying to do is make sure we have good neighbors.'</p>
The Argus Leader