ARC focuses on Hartsfield's 'economic engine': Prof Nancey Green Leigh advances the Aerotropolis concept

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The Atlanta Regional Commission put its muscle behind making Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport an “economic engine” for the Southern Crescent by announcing Thursday the formation of an Airport Task Force. At issue is why the busiest airport in the world hasn’t enriched metro Atlanta’s south side, where it resides. The solution, according to Leithead and Nancey Green Leigh, a Georgia Tech planning expert who also spoke, would be to create community improvement districts that would lead to the area becoming an “aerotropolis” — a region around Hartsfield that would be fueled by airport-dependent businesses.

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School of City & Regional Planning, CQGRD - Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development

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aerotropolis, hartsfield jackson airport, nancey green leigh
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  • Created By: Mike Alberghini
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  • Created On: Jun 26, 2012 - 11:42am
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