Transport has always had a major influence on the design of regions and cities. Transport Oriented Development (TOD) should ensure transport systems benefit cities and regions. Investing in connections and concentrating activities in the most accessible spots delivers huge advantages both to the local economy and quality of life.

An airport city is a special kind of TOD. Air transport continues to grow worldwide and business is booming, thanks to the influence airports have on commerce, logistics, industry and tourism.

Governments and developers are capitalising on this trend by planning new infrastructure and business zones. Royal HaskoningDHV has an extensive portfolio in Transport Oriented Developments and the master planning and design of airport cities worldwide.