Driving factors of Airport City developments: An international comparison
The built environment of several international airports does not anymore just include facilities for logistical purposes. Instead, several utilisations are typical for city centres, such as offices, shopping venues or conference centres. This has evoked the image of the ‘Airport City’. With regard to the spatial delineation of an Airport City, this chapter follows a narrow understanding of the term. This means that an Airport City is supposed to consist of the airport platform with its terminals and adjacent sites, which are functionally and organisationally closely connected with the airport (Schubert and Conventz 2011: 19).