Friday, 27 November 2015

2nd Aerotropolis Update

Yep, you guessed it, I'm going on about aerotropolis projects again, i.e. airport cities, the airport-centric developments that are being planned and constructed worldwide. Here is the second issue of  'Aerotropolis Update', from the Global Anti-Aerotropolis Movement (GAAM). The Update contains news of development around 46 airports. All regions of the world are covered but there is a special focus on Africa and Asia, where large greenfield sites are being allocated for these developments. 

Allocation of large areas of land is a key concern because of displacement of rural communities, land acquisition injustice and loss of undeveloped land that is either agricultural or a valuable ecosystem and wildlife habitat such as forests. Other key concerns are high levels of government expenditure, subsidies such as tax breaks and integration with other destructive megaprojects such as deep water ports, multi-lane highways, oil and gas projects and mega tourism complexes. This Aerotropolis Update is just a fraction on what is happening around the world. Information is already being compiled for Issue 3.


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