Brown Bag: The Airport City

This presentation focuses on the airport city concept. Questions such as what is an airport city, why do we need this concept, and whether the concept can be contested are discussed in this chapter. I firstly introduces aeromobilities research as a theoretical foundation for understanding and analysing airport cities. Secondly, the changing historical role of airports within the contemporary society is explored. Thirdly, a number of conceptual notions of the airport city are analysed, including some of the more problematic perspectives of the concept. Here, I argues for a holistic, inter-disciplinary and future-orientated approach to airport city development. Finally, the chapter’s concluding remarks are made, especially with a focus on possible concepts of the future airport.

Time

07.06.2021 kl. 12.00 - 13.00

Description

The Airport City

Speaker:
Claus Lassen, Dept. of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, AAU, clla@create.aau.dk

Abstract:
This presentation focuses on the airport city concept. Questions such as what is an airport city, why do we need this concept, and whether the concept can be contested are discussed in this chapter. I firstly introduces aeromobilities research as a theoretical foundation for understanding and analysing airport cities. Secondly, the changing historical role of airports within the contemporary society is explored. Thirdly, a number of conceptual notions of the airport city are analysed, including some of the more problematic perspectives of the concept. Here, I argues for a holistic, inter-disciplinary and future-orientated approach to airport city development. Finally, the chapter’s concluding remarks are made, especially with a focus on possible concepts of the future airport.

Place and time:
Rendsburggade 14, room 4.325, June 7, 12:00-13:00

All Brown Bag seminars are also organized online in MS Teams.

The seminars are open to everyone with interest in Mobilities and Urban studies.
Pre-registration is not needed. Please bring you own lunch.

Looking forward to see you at the C-MUS Brown Bag Seminars!

Host

C-MUS

Address

AAU, Rendsburggade 14, room 4.325, 9000 Aalborg

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