John D.Kasarda

Aviation economy expert
Founder of the Aerotropolis theory
Professor Emeritus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Director of the Center for Air Commerce at the University of North Carolina
Chief Adviser of the Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone
Dr. Kasarda has offered numerous executive programs on air logistics, firm siting, global supply-chain management, and airport area commercial development to multinational firms such as Boeing, Airbus, FedEx, Lufthansa, DHL, Thai Airways International, Caterpillar Logistics, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Prudential Real Estate, Bank of America and Deloitte & Touche. He also chairs the annual Airport Cities World Conference and Exhibition and has been an adviser to airports and governments around the globe.

Dr. Kasarda has published more than 100 articles and eleven books on aviation infrastructure, logistics, urban development, and business competitiveness. His book, Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next (co-authored with Greg Lindsay), was featured in Time Magazine in 2011 as one of the “10 Ideas that will change the world”. 

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