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Sporkman
April 20th, 2011, 04:32 PM
...Atlanta is just one of several cities latching onto the trend of trying to build all the aspects of a city around an airport an "aerotropolis" as it's called by planners. The push is for aviation authorities to partner with private companies to cohesively and systematically develop bountiful land near the airport to attract office space, warehouses, logistics centers, retail stores, recreational facilities and apartments...

http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/story/2011/04/Cities-build-airport-cities----aerotropolises---for-growth/46293998/1

sydbat
April 20th, 2011, 05:53 PM
...Atlanta is just one of several cities latching onto the trend of trying to build all the aspects of a city around an airport — an "aerotropolis" as it's called by planners. The push is for aviation authorities to partner with private companies to cohesively and systematically develop bountiful land near the airport to attract office space, warehouses, logistics centers, retail stores, recreational facilities and apartments... http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/story/2011/04/Cities-build-airport-cities----aerotropolises---for-growth/46293998/1We've been doing that for a couple of decades here. Of course, we also had voice pagers before the US and fibre optic networks too, but I digress...:P

Sporkman
April 20th, 2011, 06:08 PM
Of course, we also had voice pagers before the US and fibre optic networks too, but I digress...:P

Ouch! :lol:

mips
April 20th, 2011, 06:59 PM
Spruce Creek (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spruce_Creek_Airport) takes the cake though.

Instead of a car in your driveway you have plane...

NMFTM
April 20th, 2011, 07:06 PM
Wasn't that how Brazilia started out?

Dustin2128
April 20th, 2011, 08:07 PM
I thought atlanta was an airport...