The Sky’s the Limit?

Lord Foster is the world’s most prolific and successful creator of airports – from Beijing to Mexico City, from Saudi Arabia to our own Stansted. But how, as a passionate enthusiast of aviation, does he feel about the future of flying amid a climate crisis?

Jonathan Glancey catches up with him and an international range of commentors to ask if air travel – and its related infrastructure – can radically and quickly change to reduce emissions while keeping the skiles open. We look at the development of hydrogen electric powered planes and how drones – in which Norman Foster also has an interest – may alter the landscape of freight delivery.

Produced by Susan Marling
Broadcast:  May 29th on BBC Radio 4