Journal article

The world's first purpose-built Airport City: Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine

Arun Chandu

PLANNING PERSPECTIVES | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

The concept and definition of an Airport City have been ever changing since the introduction of the term in 1960. In the modern day, Airport Cities are now a ubiquitous form of airport planning with the basis of this planning paradigm, the non-aviation use of airport land as a source of revenue. The first iteration of this, in a planned, comprehensive and organized fashion at a major international airport was seen in the 1960s at Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine, which has been unreported. This paper demonstrates, through comparisons of airports opened prior to 1970, that Tullamarine established the basis of modern-day Airport Cities through the planned use of airport land for non-aviation pur..

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University of Melbourne Researchers