The AERIAL FUTURES: Living Laboratories Symposium examines the confluence of urban elements within the airport landscape-transportation, commerce, public space and technological interfaces-and how Asian airports introduce alternatives for life in transit.
By 2035, it's estimated that air travel in Asia will be greater than Europe and North America combined, with routes in Asia serving an extra 1.8 billion annual passengers. Increase in airport capacity challenges physical infrastructure as much as operations and passenger experience.
A trillion dollars is earmarked for airport development in Asia alone in the next 10 years. Unprecedented growth requirements are difficult to meet and concrete alone is not the answer.
Asian airports are ideal for testing new technologies, including construction, immersive digital environments, automated operations and unconventional non-aeronautical programs. From Mumbai to Shanghai, airports across Asia are reinventing airports as microcosms of complex urban environments, tackling challenges in environmental and commercial sustainability.
Airports are leading experimentation and invention in mobility, real estate, and lifestyle, all of which can be scaled up and replicated in cities.
Industry professionals, academics and innovators are invited to propose papers for the next AERIAL FUTURES symposium in Singapore. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2019.
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