How Airports Can Enhance Their Sustainability Through Ambitious Goals

Environmental Scientist Esther Chitsinde Shares Lessons in Latest From HDR’s Experts Talk

Esther Chitsinde
Esther Chitsinde

Airports across the globe are looking for ways to use rapidly evolving technologies to improve their sustainability. Leaders of growing facilities hope to enhance their economic and social benefits while at the same time reduce harm to the environment and the community. How can airports navigate this complexity and become truly sustainable? By developing a vision prioritizing sustainability, customer experience and innovation.

Esther Chitsinde is an environmental scientist and planner with a deep understanding of sustainability and environmental issues at airports. In the latest from HDR’s Experts Talk interview series, she draws from her experience at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, and now at HDR, to explain the importance of sustainability at airports. She shares how airports can successfully set and pursue sustainability goals and describes the strategic investments that airports should be considering now.

"There is currently an unprecedented level of federal funding for aviation and other transportation sustainability projects in the United States,” she said. “Now is the time to be ambitious in seeking out and investing in major sustainability projects.”

Read the whole interview on creating sustainable, future-ready airports.

HDR’s Experts Talk interview series shines a light on various aspects of transportation infrastructure design and delivery. Each subject matter expert offers unique expertise and insights about new and ongoing trends, emerging technologies and the human side of infrastructure.

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