This course covers issues in airport planning and its importance to smooth aviation operations. Duties and responsibilities of airport managers in the context of government regulations, safety and security issues and environmental constraints are examined. The course also includes educational tours of major airports. It introduces practical ideas on major aspects of airport design and construction and helps planners to develop the needed infrastructure for moving people efficiently and cost-effectively. It addresses such issues as noise abatement and air pollution, the politics of airport development, and the integration of connecting transportation modes.