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April 5, 2013, 9am PDT
Unbounded by budgetary concerns, lengthy approvals processes, or NIMBY neighbors, China is building 100 new airports over the next two years. Does their process offer any lessons for how to fix America's crumbling air infrastructure?
The New York Times
December 20, 2012, 7am PST
Air travel is a notoriously wasteful mode. But one airport is taking huge leaps towards sustainability. Julie Rose reports on Charlotte Douglas International's comprehensive recycling and composting program.
NPR
November 21, 2012, 7am PST
Often depicted as drivers of local economies, airports have struggled to stay profitable as passenger air travel continues to languish. Steve Malaga presents the case that throwing money at this particular problem can actually make things worse.
City Journal
August 20, 2012, 1pm PDT
Bill Hooper looks at the global effort to reinvent the airport as a place where people will actually <em>want</em> to spend time.
Fast Company Co.Exist
July 12, 2012, 2pm PDT
As airlines cut service to small and mid-sized cities, once bustling airports now find whole terminals vacated, and are looking to find new revenue models for the vacated space, reports Jane L. Levere.
The New York Times
January 8, 2012, 3pm PST
Nearly 10 years in the works, a connector between Oakland International Airport and the BART transit system is taking shape.
The Contra Costa Times
October 13, 2011, 1pm PDT
In 2001, Eero Saarinen's famed TWA Terminal in John F. Kennedy International Airport closed after American Airlines bought the airline out. Completed in 1962, this terminal is now rarely accessible by the public.
BBC
October 11, 2011, 6am PDT
"Build it and they will come," says Ysabel Yates. Unfortunately for these 6 large airports, they didn't.
The Infrastructurist
August 24, 2011, 7am PDT
GOOD Magazine writes about Chicago's O'Hare International Airport dedicating 2,400 square feet of vacant space to on-site beekeeping.
GOOD Magazine
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
June 17, 2011, 8am PDT
An old disused airport in Brooklyn will be converted into an urban campground, expanding from its current 5 campsites to more than 600.
Inhabitat
April 29, 2011, 5am PDT
Infrastructure projects are lagging in Brazil, which is causing some to worry that the country won't be ready to host the 2014 World Cup.
The National
April 12, 2011, 1pm PDT
Officials in Dubai have announced plans to extend the emirate's 75-km rail system to more than 250 km.
Emirates 24/7
April 6, 2011, 8am PDT
Transportation is destiny, and cities must adapt. Demography: ditto. Bill Barnes finds digs into a pile of "big think" planning books and pulls out a number of lessons for the future.
Nation's Cities Weekly
March 21, 2011, 12pm PDT
When the airport was built in Santa Barbara, California, engineers dammed the surrounding wetlands to prevent flooding and to keep birds from gathering. A new restoration refutes those conclusions, and paves (or unpaves) the way for other airports.
Miller-McCune
February 17, 2011, 10am PST
A new book suggests that airports can be the driving factor that creates vibrant global cities in the future. This review from <em>Metropolis</em> holds some doubts.
Metropolis
February 5, 2011, 5am PST
New Songdo City in South Korea is the model for new cities, according to Greg Lindsay and John D. Kasarda, who argue that its airport is its most important element.
What Matters
February 3, 2011, 8am PST
The demand for air travel may seem to be on the decline, but it's actually rising -- and playing a major role in determining which places are more economically successful.
The New York 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
December 14, 2010, 5am PST
Officials in Ontario, CA, contend that LA/Ontario Airport would be a major driver of development -- if it wasn't mismanaged by an airport authority controlled by the City of Los Angeles.
California Planning & Development Report