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Promoting Synergy between Cities and Airports for Sustainable Development

Publication Year: 2018 Publisher: UN-Habitat

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Background

The report recommends further research to ascertain the nature and extent of contributions
of aviation to urban areas, to find out how resultant synergies can be harnessed for
environmentally sustainable and socioeconomic growth of urban areas. It is also suggested that a better understanding of the coordination of impact of air traffic growth in land use patterns of the airport vicinity and the related socioeconomic and environmental impacts along the airport-core city development corridor. Joint capacity development for aviation and
urban stakeholders will be key in enhancing coordination between the two realms of development to fully harness synergies that will promote development.