Metroairports: Planning, governance and economic development in airport areas

Based on the experiences and inputs from Atlanta, Barcelona and Île-de-France, the pilot project, Metroairports, investigated, between 2017 and 2019, the interactions of airports within the territory where they are located.The report shows the results of the case studies of four airport areas (Barcelona-El Prat, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson and Paris Charles de Gaulle - Paris Orly) that were carried out from a team of economists and urbanists experts from the administration of these metropolises. 

This project represents an attempt to further conceptualise the notion of “airport area”, beyond the previous researches, this report focused on three aspects related to airport areas: planning, governance and economic development and employment policies.