Effective Airport Environs Planning in the 1990s

by Kristi McKenney, San Francisco Intl Airport, San Francisco, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: International Air Transportation: A New International Airport


A properly coordinated environs planning effort provides a guide for development and redevelopment of the land and facilities surrounding the airport. Airport environs planning, coupled with other airport planning efforts, provides an effective means for achieving airport and neighboring community compatibility. Several industry trends, such as the National Noise Policy, have renewed and increased the interest in, and the importance of, airport environs planning. This paper discusses the elements of an airport environs plan, the value of environs planning for the airport and the community, and the role of the airport operator in an airport environs plan. The effects of current legislation and policies on airport environs planning are highlighted. Examples from experience in various cities are used to illustrate various aspects of the airport environs plans conducted in 1991 and 1992 will also be discussed.

Subject Headings: Airports and airfields | Noise pollution | Public policy | Coupling | Industries | Urban development | Urban areas | Land use

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