An aerotropolis is a city whose main function is its airport, which boosts business and development in a hub around it. The idea belongs to futurist John D. Kasarda, who believes airports will be the capitals of the future. These new hubs have drawn in tens thousands of residents, all with hopes of good jobs, new homes and global connection. But what are they like to live in?
This body of work is the first to capture life in the airport city offering a look inside the original ground-breakers. It comes at an important time, because airports will shape urban development in the 21st century as much as highways did in the 20th century, railroads in the 19th century and seaports in the 18th century. If the model becomes the way we live next, it is vital to show how it will impact human lives.