In transport nothing can be said to be certain, except delay and disruption. Be it road, rail, or air, it’s a problem our sector has never mastered. This is perhaps because the causes of disruption on any significant network are numerous, stochastic, and inter-connected. …

Why the UK infrastructure sector’s approach to innovation needs to change radically: from indulging in ’innovation theatre’ to delivering actual progress.

Caveat: This article contains opinions that are definitely just my own, and do not represent the views of my employer. It’s entirely possible that I’m full of s*** on this topic!

We don’t even speak of progress any longer, but rather of 'innovation' — Adam Greenfield

Act 1: No more dragons.

In the spring of…

The transport sector has a torrid relationship with data. I’ve spent my career at the intersection of physical and digital infrastructure, but I’ve always struggled to explain to myself why everything is so damn hard! …

2020 has taught us to re-evaluate both ‘normality’ and our expectations of the future. To ask whether it is safe, sustainable, or even fair.

Our expectation of a faster, cheaper, more gratifying future have long belied the trade-offs that we make in terms of our time, our autonomy, and our…

It's the "I love lamp" response: asked a difficult question we'll often just settle for something tangible that's right in front of our noses, and in doing so we fail to even begin to consider what a deeper answer might look like. …

Ian Gordon

Data, Digital Twins, Connectivity.

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