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Claims that airports are a city’s “economic engine” are overstated, especially when compared to other local infrastructure

Cidell, Julie (2014) Claims that airports are a city’s “economic engine” are overstated, especially when compared to other local infrastructure. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (04 Nov 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Airports are a key part of our globalized world, and calls for their expansion and development are becoming increasingly common. But airports can have negative effects on their local areas– air and noise pollution, and traffic congestion. Do airports’ benefits outweigh their costs to local areas? In new research that examines the 25 largest airports in the U.S., Julie Cidell finds that while airports may drive economic activity within a region, more often than not, that activity is occurring outside the vicinity of the airport. She writes that aspects of an airport’s location, such as nearby industry and transport links often serve as job creators, rather than the airport itself.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author, USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 11:56
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2020 00:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60394

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