Coordinating Spatial Development in Airport Regions

OrlyBy Veronique Galvin

While most international airports are broadly recognized as strategic territories within their metro areas, Amsterdam stands out as an international example of coherent development in Europe. Orly is Paris’ second and oldest international airport, specialized in cargo and the French domestic market. Local stakeholders in Paris tried to define a coherent land strategy, taking into account numerous actors and territories, taking Schiphol as a possible reference study. Although both of them are quite different types of airports (one is a domestic and cargo airport, the other an international hub), in terms of managing spatial development in the densely built urban areas, a relevant comparison can be made, and lessons can be learned.

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