Case study by Kees Christiaanse for Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB)

Last year Kees Christiaanse contributed in the 4th workshop organised by the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB) with a lecture about the Schiphol airport region. The aim was to discuss the city of Barcelona within the European urban system. As a follow-up to this workshop, volume 6 in AMB’s book series ‘Quaderns PDU metropolità’ was published, in which Kees Christiaanse’s study of Schiphol was included.


The study involves a thorough analysis of the airport region and tries to answer the questions how to define such regions and how to improve them. Kees Christiaanse concludes his paper  with 9 useful concepts to develop good airport regions all over the world.

You are invited to read his essay and the other papers on this site.

The AMB is the public administration of the metropolitan area of Barcelona; a large urban conurbation consisting of 36 municipalities. The lecture and case study are part of their mission to draft an Urbanistic Metroplolitan Plan (PDU) using scientific research and reflection.