John D. Kasarda
Director of the Centre for Air Commerce
University of North Carolina
Professor Kasarda is the leading developer of the aerotropolis concept defining the roles of aviation and airports in shaping 21st Century business location, economic development, and urban growth. He directs the Center for Air Commerce at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School and is President of the Aerotropolis Institute in Zhengzhou.
Dr Kasarda is also the author of over 150 articles and 11 books. He regularly consults with airports and governments around the world on airport city and aerotropolis development and is currently the Chief Adviser to the Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone and Chief Scientist at Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics.