Presentation | 2021

The Role of Airports in Thriving City-Regions

Pearson International Airport is an indispensable hub for mobility, goods movement, and employment in the Greater Toronto Area. COVID-19 has significantly affected airports around the world, however, and it remains unclear how quickly they will recover once the crisis is over.

What role do airports play in ensuring thriving and prosperous city regions? How will that change following the COVID-19 crisis? How can governments at all levels work together to make sure airports are fully integrated within their regions and continue to succeed as economic hubs?

Jean-Paul Addie is an Assistant Professor in the Urban Studies Institute at Georgia State University. He examined what we can learn from other city-regions on these questions.

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