Discuss the future of cities and global business with Aerotropolis expert, and director of UNC's Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, John D. Kasarda, in a one-time, national, interactive event.

On Friday, April 15th, join John Kasarda, the leading developer of the aerotropolis concept, for an innovative discussion about the 21st-century city and his new book Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next (co-written with Greg Lindsay).

The 21st-Century City

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. 

Aerotropolis in the News

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aerotropolis book


Hardcover, 480pgs, $28.00

ISBN 978-0-374-10019-3

"An essential guide to the

twenty-first century."

-Tom Vanderbilt, author of 

Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do 

(And What It Says About Us)

How Do Teleforum Events Work? 

This is a free event (for those in the US and Canada) that allows you to go deeper into the book and the Aerotropolis concept by interacting directly with the author. Whether you're at home, at your desk, on the road, or on the couch, you can join the Teleforum. All you need is a telephone.

Like a call-in radio show, you will be able to ask questions, respond to Kasarda and other participants, and answer polling questions with your telephone's touchpad.

The easiest way to participate? For those in the US and Canada, simply fill in your email and phone number above to receive a phone call as the event begins, at no charge to you. We'll also send out an email reminder and offer an exclusive early look at the other Teleforum events we've planned for 2011.

Or, if you prefer, you can call in directly to 1.877.229.8493 (ID Code 16290) as a one-time Teleforum participant. For international participants, dial in directly to 1.602.325.6848 (ID Code 16290). Normal long distance rates apply.

Friday, April 15th, 2011 2:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. PDT


John D. Kasarda
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