Phd Defense by Peter J. Hylton

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    • Wednesday April 25, 2018
      9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Architecture East Room 214
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Summary Sentence: Electronic Retail Effects on Airports and Regional Development

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THE SCHOOL OF CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING

 

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

 

Under the provisions of the regulations for the degree

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

 

on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Eastern Time)

in Architecture East Room 214

 

will be held the

 

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

 

for

 

Peter J. Hylton

 

“Electronic Retail Effects on Airports and Regional Development”

 

The Examiners Are:

 

Dr. Catherine Ross (Chair)

Dr. Subhro Guhathakurta

Dr. Nancey Green Leigh

Dr. Alan Erera

Mr. Mike Bednarz

Faculty and students are invited to attend this examination.

 

Abstract:

 

This dissertation is an investigation of the relationship between e-retail logistics (e-fulfillment) and aviation, and of the response of airport planning staff to e-fulfillment. E-retail's growth alters the attractiveness of regions for logistics development, the strategies needed to promote the industry, and the data and models required to prepare for its transportation, land use, and workforce needs. This dissertation includes a three-part analysis: a location model describing factors influencing fulfillment center (FC) location, a survey of retail shippers, and case studies of the airport planning process.

 

Dissertation results indicate that e-retailers choose FC location as a function of customer proximity, airport access, integrator hub proximity, and a variety of less significant regional factors. E-retail will continue to generate disproportionate air cargo activity while concentrating logistics facilities in the same region as large customer bases, integrator air hubs, and international gateway airports. These patterns will impact infrastructure and land needs, and planners should incorporate these trends into their forecasts and strategies. Airport planners are increasingly aware of e-retail’s freight generation potential, and they are gathering data in an ad hoc way to better understand it. National logistics activity and employment related to e-retail is expected to grow by several hundred percent in coming decades, concentrating particularly around logistics hubs and population centers in the Northeast, Ohio River Valley, and major metropolitan areas.

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