AERIAL FUTURES: Urban Constellations, New York City Planning Event

AERIAL FUTURES: Urban Constellations

Multiple-Airport Cities Event in New York City, NY, USA

Jun 28, 2018

AERIAL FUTURES: Urban Constellations

A new video explores the relationship between the city and its airports

A new short film initiated by the non-profit organization AERIAL FUTURES takes a look at the complex interface between the city and its airports.

Created on the occasion of the AERIAL FUTURES: Urban Constellations think tank in New York City, this short film asks how these fragmented constellations can be reimagined more holistically, in order to simultaneously improve air travel and urban life.

AERIAL FUTURES: Urban Constellations site visit to the new TWA Hotel at JFK Airport, New York, NY, USA:
TWA Hotel at JFK Airport New York USA

Multiple-airport cities present new challenges for passengers and urban dwellers who may struggle to navigate their aerial infrastructure. Airports within a single city, frequently owned and operated by different governing bodies, are often in competition with one another, and may lack sufficient infrastructure to connect them. This can lead to unpredictable and even confusing experiences.

New TWA Hotel, JFK Airport:
TWA Hotel at JFK Airport New York TWA Hotel JFK Airport New York

With seven airports in its metro area, New York City offers an ideal case study to reimagine airports as a choreographed urban ecosystem, as reliant on architecture and urban planning as it is on technology and data-driven design.

The film features experts who discuss the challenges and opportunities for the future of New York City’s aerial infrastructure, drawing on the New York think tank’s focus on urban design and digital interfaces.

This film launches in the run-up to the next public AERIAL FUTURES event, taking place on Thursday, July 19 at Denver Art Museum. This edition, entitled Constructed Landscapes, will ask how airports influence the future of mobility and transportation. Speakers include YJ Fischer from Virgin Hyperloop One, Curtis Fentress from Fentress Architects, Amy Ford from the Colorado Department of Transportation, and Fred Merrill from Sasaki.

More photos from AERIAL FUTURES: Urban Constellations site visit to the new TWA Hotel at JFK Airport in New York:
AERIAL FUTURES. Urban Constellations site visit to new TWA Hotel at JFK Airport New York

AERIAL FUTURES. Urban Constellations site visit to new TWA Hotel at JFK Airport New York USA


AERIAL FUTURES is a non-profit organization exploring innovation in the architecture of flight, technology, and the broader urban mobility ecosystem. Through research, symposia and think tanks, AERIAL FUTURES provokes timely dialogue about our aerial age and imagines emerging futures in a connected, multimodal world. We bring together leading thinkers, makers, and operators for interdisciplinary and challenging conversations.


For further information, interviews and comment, contact Anastasia Sukhoroslova, Communication Associate at PLANE-SITE,, +49 30 896 404 32.

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