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Author Hirsh, Max, author

Title Airport urbanism : infrastructure and mobility in Asia / Max Hirsh
Published Minneapolis ; London : University of Minnesota Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (x, 201 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: what is airport urbanism? -- Parallel lines -- Transborder infrastructure -- Special zones -- Cheap tickets -- Conclusion: mobility, migration, and the future Asian city
Summary "A really smart & accessible look at how everyday practices play out in the architecture of and around airports in Asia. Looks at how the recent rise of air mobility is fueled by and also fuels the current Asia economic boom. Not just looking at airports but also the informal, chaotic-seeming transportation systems that have evolved to service them"-- Provided by publisher
Notes "In Airport Urbanism, Max Hirsch undertakes an unprecedented study of airport infrastructure in five Asia cities: Bangkok, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore. He examines the exponential increase in international air traffic and its implications for the planning and design of the contemporary city. By investigating the low-cost, informal, and transborder transport systems used by new members of the flying public (such as migrant workers, retirees, and Asia's emerging middle class), he uncovers an architecture of incipient global mobility that has been inconspicuously inserted into places not typically associated with the infrastructure of international air travel"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-191) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Air travel -- Economic aspects -- Asia.
Air travel -- Social aspects -- Asia.
Airports -- Asia.
City planning -- Asia.
International airports -- Asia.
International travel -- Economic aspects -- Asia.
International travel -- Social aspects -- Asia.
Transportation -- Asia -- Planning.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0816696098
1452950385 (electronic bk)
9781452950389 (electronic bk)