Site Planning Workshop: The Challenges of Planning for Airports in Urban Areas

The impact of the urban airport on land use, growth management, economic development, site planning and environmental sustainability creates unique challenges for planners.  Effective planning requires the ability to synthesize technical elements of airport planning and design, neighborhood revitalization, multi-modal systems and regional development, and the ability to communicate this often unfamiliar and complex information within a highly diverse set of stakeholders. 

The studio is intended to expose students to planning theory, case-law, methods, case studies and practitioner techniques and tools that inform and address the challenges of urban planning in the airport environment.  The studio allows students to engage in real-world planning exercises focused on development analysis, redevelopment site characterization and design, and managing public participation.

This workshop is being offered with support from the Mary R. Kihl Leadership Endowment. Participating students will be provided the following textbook and digital reports at no cost:

  • Airport Planning and Management, 6th Edition (Young & Wells)
  • Enhancing Airport Land Use Compatibility (Ward)
  • Planners and Planes: Airports and Land-Use Compatibility (Schalk)

In addition, all participants will receive a site planning certificate upon completion of the workshop—a great addition to your resume as you apply for internships and jobs! 

Jordan Feld, City of Phoenix Deputy Aviation Director will lead the workshop. It will be held on Saturday April 15th from 10am to 4pm in COOR Hall, Room 5536; a light breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.

To reserve your seat, please register here by April 7th. 

Please note: Registration is free and will include publications and meals. All attendees will receive a site planning certificate upon completion of the workshop. Please consider your registration a commitment to attend.

Saturday, April 15th, 10am – 4pm
Coor Hall