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  • Ecology
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Microsoft Word - Galland & Lassen - Abstract Mobilities conference March 2011.docx Aeromobility and Social Consequences: The Case of Mexico City International Airport Daniel Galland1 and Claus Lassen Department of Development and Planning Aalborg University, Denmark Abstract presented for the conference ‘Mobilities in Motion: New Approaches to Emergent and Future Mobilities’ Pan-­‐American Mobilities Network & the Cosmobilities Network Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA March 21-­‐23, 2011 International air travel has increased dramatically during the past two decades. Often, increasing flying is perceived as providing a range of new opportunities for people to be aeromobile on a global scale in relation to business, tourism, culture, family and politics. But through a case study of Mexico City International Airport, this article shows that this understanding needs to be qualified. By exploring a series of social and environmental consequences associated with a highly controversial airport, the article illustrates that increasing global air travel not only creates new opportunities for cosmopolitans to travel the world, but also results in a number of negative outcomes for the people living in the surroundings of airports’ sites. The growth of international air travel has a profound impact on the spatial organisation of

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