The Future of Mobility: Greening the Airport: Places: Design Observer

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We live in an era of unprecedented speed and mobility. Urban geographer and anthropologist Manuel Castells has famously characterized our time as being shaped by the “space of flows,” in which multiple communication systems enable powerful and often instantaneous connectivity. [1] Nowhere is the space of flows more manifest than in the extensive and overlapping networks of global air transportation. In the past half century, in the United States and around the world, air travel has progressed from an elite prerogative to a popular option.

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  1. The increased air travel addressed in the above statement seems profound when one thinks about America’s declining demand for QUALITY and demanding a zero tolerance for less than 100% quality assured workmanship in all areas of manufacturing and commerce. I live in the house I grew up in during the 70’s & 80’s. I can not recall there ever being such a high frequency of air traffic. Living, apparently, in the foul weather flight path of incoming and outgoing air traffic from SFO and OAK, it still seems non-stop. I am banking on the competence of mechanics and manufacturers alike.

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