In the 2009 movie "Up in the Air" Ryan Bingham, played by George Clooney, tells viewers that "all the things you probably hate about traveling are warm reminders that I am home." Bingham and his colleagues built their lives around air travel. "Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next," argues that the cities of the future must do the same.
In "Aerotropolis," John D. Kasarda, professor at University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and Greg Lindsay, a journalist whose writing has appeared in Time, Fortune, BusinessWeek, and Fast Company, note that China and India have already begun to structure their new urban centers around airports. To ensure economic efficiency, they argue, U.S. cities must follow China and India's lead.