Please note that this RPG Seminar will be held virtually via Zoom at the normal time [05 February 2021 (Friday), 13:00 p.m.]
Please be ready 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
Airports have been becoming functional anchors in many cities with economic globalization and the growth of air transport. Following the global experience, establishing new towns and development zones around airports is increasingly adopted as an urban development strategy in Chinese cities. While the role of airports in urban and regional development has been widely discussed within the European and North American contexts, little is known about airport-related urban development in China. In this context, this study aims to explore geographical patterns, underlying governance dynamics as well as spatial economic impacts of airport-related urban development in China. Specifically, I intend to combine quantitative modeling of the spatial distribution of employment around airports and the localized spillover effects of airport economic zones (AEZs), as well as a qualitative case study of Ezhou Huahu Airport, China’s first cargo hub airport. The findings will inform plans relying on airports to structure and promote regional development.
Keywords: airport economic zones (AEZs), employment centers, airport-related urban development, urban governance
About the Speaker:
Ms. Jianhua PI is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Hong Kong. She obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Geographical Information Science from Wuhan University. Her research interests include airport cities, urban agglomerations, economic geography and urban analytics.
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