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Girls in Jet Engines

It is not everyday a girl gets to play in a jet engine! My friend Chiara and I spent the evening at the Aviation Museum learning about The Future of Cities with Paul Romer, Greg Lindsay, Alex Garvin. 

We had fun exploring the museum and gathered insight into designing future cities. My favorite talk was Greg Lindsay who talked about Aerotropolis, which is about building cities around airports. It may sound crazy, but as we become come more and more global it only makes sense to live near an airport so you can get to where you want to go. 

The vision of housing growth around airports makes me wonder about the future value of current and historic houses and communities? 

Comments

Great observation! Thank you for sharing.

Alison Lewis

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 22:21


Really interesting! We used to build cities around water-based transportation, like rivers and ocean harbors-- but with the rise of air transportation it would be logical to build around an airport, right?

And the photo is awesome!

Rebecca Zook

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 12:14