Aerotropolis: An Airport as a Driver of Urban and Economic Development

Could the airport of the future hold the key to a city’s urban development? In Tochi Ohakawa’s thesis, the airport has been repositioned—and relocated—to the heart of the city, serving as a driver of economic and commercial development. Ohakawa leveraged his affinity for aviation and economic development to conceive an aero-centric transportation hub, similar to the railways of the 19th century and highways of the 20th, surrounded by a rich, urban format. 

Semester / Year
Fall 2020

Team Members

Tochi Ohakawa
Program / Center Affiliation