Atl Airport City
The Atlanta Airport City Design project aims to turn Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport into an airport city as part of the Smart Community Corps Intern Program for Summer 2022!
Many global cities are creating “airport cities” by constructing city centers around globally significant airports. These airport cities are a hub for the flow of people, goods, energy, water, and information. The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is the biggest and busiest airport in the United States, serves 300,000 passengers daily. While Hartsfield-Jackson has great potential to become the center of a new airport city, COVID-19 poses new challenges in designing this airport city. The airport city’s design must be safer, cleaner, and more resilient to adapt to future unanticipated disruptions.
Along with Perry Yang and Dr. Michael Balchanos of Georgia Tech and Gerald McDowell of the ATL Airport Community Improvement Districts (AACIDs), Smart Community Corps interns will conduct research and develop plans for this airport city using methods and techniques of smart city systems design.