By Greg Lindsay, John Kasarda

From Dubai to Amsterdam, Memphis to South Korea, a brand new phenomenon is reshaping the way in which we are living and remodeling the best way we do enterprise: the aerotropolis.
A blend of huge airport, deliberate urban, transport facility and enterprise hub, the aerotropolis may be on the middle of the following section of globalization. Drawing on a decade's worthy of state-of-the-art examine, John Kasarda and Greg Lindsay provide a visionary examine how the city of the longer term will carry us jointly - and the way, in our globalized, 'flat' international, connecting humans and items remains to be as vital as electronic communication.
Airport towns will switch the face of our actual international and the character of worldwide company. "Aerotropolis" indicates us find out how to utilize this exceptional chance.

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Among the items said by some to be constructed are facts, truth, reality, and knowledge. In philosophical discussions, these words are often made to work at a different level than words for ideas or words for objects, so I call them elevator words. Facts, truths, reality, and even knowledge are not objects in the world, like periods of time, little children, fidgety behavior, or loving-kindness. The words are used to say something about the world, or about what we say or think about the Copyright © 1999 The President and Fellows of Harvard College WHY ASK WHAT?

Compare some desk dictionaries. One would hardly know that the word ‘‘fact,’’ as defined in Webster’s New Collegiate, is the same word as that defined in Collins. The American Heritage Dictionary begins with ‘‘1. ’’ It plays it safe with those two words at the end, but blows it with ‘‘presented’’—you mean something could be a fact just because it is presented as objectively real? ’’ J. L. Austin and his fellow 1950s philosophers of language are said to have played a game called Vish! You look up a word, and then look up words in its dictionary definition; when you have got back to the original word, you cry Vish!

The most authoritative text on psychological testing states that ‘‘The term ‘construct validity’ was officially introduced into the psychometrist’s lexicon in 1954 in the Technical Recommendations for Copyright © 1999 The President and Fellows of Harvard College 43 44 TOO MANY METAPHORS Psychological Tests and Diagnostic Techniques, which constituted the first edition of the 1985 Testing Standards. The first detailed exposition of construct validity appeared the following year in an article by Cronbach and Meehl (1955)’’ (Anastasi 1988, 161).

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