Book Review: ‘Strategic Airport Planning’

This book articulates a new approach to airport planning that captures the complexities and velocity of change in our contemporary world.

Author Mike Brown has 35 years of experience in the airport industry in strategy development, master planning, forecasting and economic impact studies.

He has worked at Canada’s two largest airports, Toronto Pearson and Vancouver International Airport (YVR), and has a track record of innovation, analytical rigour, and successful execution.

In his book Strategic Airport Planning, Brown explains the importance of articulating a clear strategy based on rigorous competitive landscape analysis to capture development opportunities that allocate land and capital to maximize return on assets and social licence.

Brown argues that because of interconnectedness planning an airport as an island, or even a fortress, no longer works—airport planning needs to move beyond its traditional boundaries to capture strategic opportunities that lead to higher performance for users, business partners, investors and other stakeholders.


April 2022 184 Pages; 76 B/W Illustrations

Hardcover; paperback; eBook

Routledge Taylor & Francis Group

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