Planning Airports in an Era of Glocalisation: A Spatial Economic and Institutional Comparison between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Munich Airport International

By Bart de Jong, Pere Suau-Sanchez and Michael Droß

Continually globalizing forces have formed a new reality. A reality that is characterized by an increasing and paradoxical worldwide interdependency that is blurring and redefining boundaries, flows of people, products, services, capital and information. The central hypothesis of this paper is that traditional planning approaches do not seem capable of dealing with glocal complexity that influences major airport regions worldwide.

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