End Point

Transport

Observation— Global

Preface

While countries focus on developing airport-cities, they should turn to train stations instead. A change in mindset could transform the way we commute and live – says Tyler Brûlé

Trains, airport, cities, commuting

Much has been made lately about the rise and rise of airport-cities (or the “aerotropolis” if you’re that way inclined) and the impact they’re having on global commerce, communications and urban planning. The tower blocks rising around Seoul’s Incheon airport promise to be havens for “knowledge workers” and “global enablers”, as well as living, breathing and money-spinning examples of how urban centres might end up looking in the years to come.

While I’m all for a quick ride to the airport, I don’t want to reside next to anyone with the word “kn…

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