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Airport Urbanism: Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia

Max Hirsh


Airport Urbanism studies the exponential leap of global air traffic since the 1980s and its implications for the planning and designing of five East and Southeast Asian cities. Focusing on the low-cost, informal, and “transborder” transportation networks used by newer members of the flying public, the book uncovers the architecture of an emerging global mobility that has been inconspicuously inserted into buildings and places that are not typically associated with the infrastructure of international air travel. The primary focus is in Asia, with research conducted in five different locations: ... More

Keywords: China, Southeast Asia, Migration, Cities, Urbanization, Architecture, Infrastructure, Airports, Air Travel, Transportation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816696093
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816696093.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Max Hirsh, author
University of Hong Kong