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May 24 - 25 May 2016


Council Room
Level 5, Hawke Building
City West Campus

Comparing EU and Australasian Perspectives on Aeromobilities & Global Airports

Date Tuesday 24 - Wednesday 25 May 2016
Venue Council Room
Level 5, Hawke Building
City West Campus


Airports have long bridged populations and places, but today the contemporary airport experience is ‘global’ as never before.  Thanks to globalisation, privatisation and the advent of a new business budget model for many airlines, the transformation of airports is one involving frequent flyer programmes, business lounges, five-star transit hotels, adventure parks, business conference rooms, cinemas, health clubs and more.

This Workshop will address how airports, airspaces and airport cities are increasingly central to the development of the contemporary global order, one involving multiple mobilities based upon both freely-chosen forms of travel and patterns of enforced movement.  Participants will address how airports blend different kinds of mobility through detailed appraisal of Australasian and European perspectives on international air traffic.  


Life in the Sky Workshop Delegates

Dr Thomas Birtchnell, University of Wollongong  

Dr David Bissell, Australian National University

Dr Prudence Black, The University of Sydney

Mr Ralf Blomqvist, Main Dialog, Sweden

Dr John D. Cash, University of Melbourne

Professor Anthony Elliott, University of South Australia

Professor Ross Harley, University of New South Wales 

Dr Eric L. Hsu, University of South Australia  

Dr Sven Kesselring, Nürtingen-Geislingen University

Ms Jess Pacella, University of South Australia

Dr Nicola Pitt, University of South Australia

Dr David Radford, University of South Australia

Mr Leigh Robinson, University of Wollongong


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