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Taiwan Taoyuan Aerotropolis Planning

Type:Aerotropolis Cases
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Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TTIA) is Taiwan’s main hub airport, covering 1,250 hectares. It is operated and managed by the Taoyuan International Airport Corporation that was established in 2010 by Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC). The MOTC retained Dr.John Kasarda to assess and provide the planning guidelines for an airport city on TTIA and to develop the surrounding 4,900 hectares that would constitute the Taoyuan Aerotropolis.

The project entailed examining the existing aeronautical and commercial facilities on airport property as well as their multimodal surface connectivity to the surrounding Aerotropolis, Taipei city, and aviation-oriented technology parks in the broader airport region. It also involved recommending future commercial facility and transport systems development.

Land use, infrastructure, and operational planning guidelines were provided for seven functional zones that made up the Aerotropolis in Taoyuan County. Plans and guidelines were provided for both road and rail infrastructure to connect all parts of the airport and surrounding Aerotropolis. Those included MRT (subway) stops and related transit-oriented development that also involved recommended transit-oriented development around a high- speed rail station about seven kilometers from the airport.