aerotropolis
 n.— «This phenomenon is not new, Bender and others say. It even has a name, which was coined by University of North Carolina professor John Kasarda: the aerotropolis. The idea is that major business centers have always occurred along major transportation routes. Rivers to railroads to highways. Air travel is now such a critical mode of transportation, the theory posits, that airports have become a major hub of the community.» —“By 2025, Denver airport area may emerge as economic hub” by John Ingold in Denver, Colo. Deseret News Mar. 20, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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