The New World Order

A population and GDP-driven model for forecasting aviation demand in 2050

Bianchi Dy, Ahmed Meeran, Aanal Agrawal and Sam Joyce

KEYWORDS: Airports, Networks, Gravity Models

Welcome to the Meta Design Lab. This landing page contains resources supporting our research on the future of the world's aviation networks for the World Cities Summit 2022. We demonstrate how existing relationships between cities as aviation hubs, combined with population and GDP projections, can forecast future demand for travel destinations, airports, and thus, urban centres, through gravity models.