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The Atlanta Airport City Design project aims to transform Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport into an airport city as a part of the Smart Community Corps Intern Program for Summer 2022.

Many global cities are creating “airport cities” by developing city centers around globally significant airports. These airport cities serve as hubs for the flow of people, goods, energy, water, and information. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the largest and busiest airport in the United States, handles 300,000 passengers daily. While Hartsfield-Jackson has significant potential to become the heart of a new airport city, the challenges posed by COVID-19 require a new approach to designing this airport city. The design of the airport city must prioritize safety, cleanliness, and resilience to adapt to future unforeseen disruptions.

In collaboration with Perry Yang, 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.

Airport from above
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