Discussing the 21st-Century City

We invite you to join our second national teleforum, this time with John D. Kasarda, co-author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next. The live event takes place Friday, April 15th, at 2:00PM EST / 11:00AM PST; participation is free.

As you may remember from our Justice teleforum in November, this is a new format for authors and readers to dive deeper into the book. Unlike a webinar, you don’t have to be tied to a computer to join—a phone is all you need.

Pico Iyer in Time recently called Kasarda’s aerotropolis one of “10 ideas that will change the world.” So, what is the aerotropolis?

In the 20th century, airports were built outside of cities, and roads connected one to the other. This pattern—city in the center, airport on the periphery—has shaped life across the globe.

Today however, jet travel, round-the-clock workdays, overnight shipping, and global business networks have turned the pattern inside out. A new urban form, the “aerotropolis,” has emerged, placing airports in the center with cities growing around them, connecting workers, suppliers, executives, and goods to the global marketplace. The aerotropolis model is re-shaping life in China and India, Seoul and Amsterdam, Dallas and Memphis, and it could be the economic answer for a city like Detroit.

If you’d like to join the teleforum, you can either sign up, and we’ll call you once it begins, or you can call directly: 1.877.229.8493 (ID Code 16290).

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Read an Excerpt in the Financial Times