Innovations in Sustainable Airport Planning Efforts: A Case Study of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
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This report explores the best airport facility design strategies that address environmental concerns of the future. Instead of focusing on facility expansion, airport facilities should learn to adapt - whether through progressive facility design standards or adding additional green space to the surrounding community. Specifically, the research focuses on the most sustainable practices in airport master planning that are oriented towards pleasing businesses, passengers, and the community. Airport area development has been considered until now only a "minor strand of urban transportation planning;" however, the subject is "slowly gaining prominence in the planning, urban geography, and economic development literature" and should therefore be increasingly research (Freestone and Baker, 2011, p. 263). Thoroughly researched practices will enable development guidelines to direct practices that ensure successful development.