Thank you for coming to have a look. So what is new to the site today?
I have added a number of presentation slides to the 'Presentations' section of the site. These are wide ranging in their topics but all focus on the presence, property, and protection aspects of metro infrastructure. They are intended to present different aspects of the London Underground railway and its environment.
Both Source: National Library of Scotland, undated. Map Images. [Online] Available at: <http://maps.nls.uk/index.html> [Accessed 23 January 2018].
I suggest that the slides and research findings could also be used as examples of what could be the case for other metro systems; other transport infrastructure; and underground urban space and underground urban infrastructure, internationally. Again suggestions are made towards this in some of the slides. For example the talk I gave at the Institute of Historical Research in January 2018, with a slide showing a highway passing through a building. Are there differences between metro and other transport infrastructure; are the presence, property and protection interfaces still applicable?
While they can be read separately, I have realised (even though I created them!) that the slides can also be read as a story. This story describing the origins of urban underground metros; the technology that enabled them; the effect their environment had on them; and the effect they have on their environment.
I hope you enjoy them, and thank you for coming to have a look. Any problems, questions, or comments, please do let me know! I like to think the website is here to expand knowledge and discussion on what I argue is a little considered topic.