Jennifer Clark Featured in The Guardian

The city and regional planning section head discussed the future of flying taxis in Dayton.

Jennifer Clark Featured in The Guardian

Knowlton School Distinguished Professor and Section Head of the City and Regional Planning Section Jennifer Clark was quoted in an article in The Guardian about Joby Aviation’s plan to build a fleet of “futuristic flying taxis” in Dayton. 

In nearby Springfield, a city of 60,000 people that has also suffered through years of manufacturing closures, the US air force has been helping build a new National Advanced Air Mobility Center of Excellence, which is expected to serve as a working home for aviation companies from South Korea and elsewhere.

“For a product like the one [Joby] is producing, there is both a defense and security market, and a consumer market,” said the Ohio State University’s Jennifer Clark, an expert in regional planning. “That’s pretty normal for the aviation sector. Almost every aviation company you can think of has both defense and civilian manufacturing. The Dayton area is very familiar with that.”

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