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How Air Transportation And Cities Will Change Next

by John M. White |

Despite the attacks on aviation I suspect it will find resurgence in the future as transportation needs return as a requirement for growing businesses. High speed rail may work well in some countries, but here where individualism is the rule and not the exception I doubt it ever will. Aerotropolis: City Designs of the Future> Instead, I think aviation will become the norm in the future rather than high speed rail.

 

I recently ran across and interesting book called "Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next" by John D. Kasarda of the University of North Carolina. He contends that air travel will shape the futures of cities who are engaged in globalization. Companies that have widely scattered offices around the world rely upon air travel to tie themselves together. This means that airports will become the center of cities and business activities, changing the way we look at transportation. With the drive for instant access it only makes sense that air travel will continue to dominate intercity and international travel. What do you think? Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch! JetAviator7 ps: Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter "All Things Aviation" here!

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