Exploring the interfaces of transport infrastructure and its environment
“if you’re going underground,...why bother with geography?”
Henry (Harry) Beck, quoted in Ackroyd, P., 2012. pp.131-132.
“Historical geography is a sub-discipline of human geography concerned with the geographies of the past and with the influence of the past in shaping the geographies of the present and the future”.
Heffernan, M., 2008.
“if historical geography is about understanding how the past shapes the 'geographies of the present and the future', it must be used to advise and guide those managing and planning the urban environment, and its transport infrastructure, now and in the future”.
Darroch, N., 2018.
[Below] Simplified diagram showing the presence and property interfaces of urban transport infrastructure. This example is taken from a real scenario North of Farringdon London Underground station, London, UK.
Welcome to the exploring the interfaces of transport infrastructure and its environment, website. In this site you will find slides from some of the lectures and conference presentations I have given over the years (available on the presentations page).
There are also some pages about my ongoing academic research in to the presence, property, and protection interfaces of transport infrastructure and its environment. (Available on the AIR research project page).
Additionally, there are presented examples of the interfaces of transport infrastructure and its environment, emonstarting why having a standardised process of analysis and data sharing between interfacing infrastructure owning/managing stakeholders is essential for the present and the future.
The presentations and articles on this website highlight the importance of comprehending the interconnected and interdependent nature of transport infrastructure and its environment (the places within which transport infrastructure is located).
This is important, because transport infrastructure and its environment do not exist in isolation. They have multi-disciplinary considerations, including but not limited to:
statute and contract law;
urban and transport planning;
urban and transport infrastructure management; and