For those returning to the website, welcome back!
For those visiting for the first time, welcome!
As I completed my PhD research in November 2019, after 13 years of almost continuous study (not just the PhD!!!), I now have chance to re-organise the website and provide some new material, and give it a fresh look.
I hope you enjoy it!
In the site are still the slides from lectures, presentations, conferences, etc., I have given over the years. They are now arranged to tell a story, that takes you from the origin of railways through to the need to comprehend how, when and why the presence, property, and protection interfaces of transport infrastructure and its environment occur.
I believe this is really important, as there seems to be a lack of multi-disciplinary consideration, discussion, policy making, and comprehension, within current academic and practitioner literature, local, national, and international standards and policy-making, with regard to the effects and affects transport infrastructure and its environment have on one another.
This website is intentionally putting forward evidence based case studies and theory to demonstrate the need for that greater consideration. It is also obviously hoped to be of interest to multi-disciplinary enthusiasts of urban and transport history and engineering as well. Where the term multi-disciplinary includes: legal, historical, geographical, urban and transport, asset management interests.
As I am continuing my post doctoral-research, I have added a section on the AIR research project, and some example case studies of occurrences of the interfaces of transport and other forms of infrastructure and its environment. I also hope to add more blogs in the future, as they were sporadic to say the least, in the past.
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you find the new site content informative!