IHBC Annual School - Manchester 2017, Transport Infrastructure the backbone of civilisation

Starts: Thursday, 22nd June 2017 - 9.00am

Ends: Saturday, 24th June 2017 - 5.00pm

Location: Jurys Inn Manchester, 56 Great Bridgewater St, Manchester, M1 5LE

About this event

The 2017 IHBC Annual School examines the rich legacy of transport infrastructure, exploring both its continuing role as a future driver of change and economic growth as well as its impact upon historic places.

The emergence of transport networks brought massive physical change to the urban and rural landscape and the structures associated with road, river, canal, rail and air transport continue to shape the world around us. New modes of transport and communication were critical to the industrial revolution and ongoing expansion continues to stimulate economic, social and cultural exchange and interaction. Much of this accumulated historic transport legacy survives and remains in operation, often adapted to serve new needs and sometimes reinvented and converted for new purposes.

As the birthplace of the industrial revolution and now heralded as the beating heart of the Northern Powerhouse, Manchester and the North West is a fitting location to experience the legacy of historic transport infrastructure and consider the potential impact that ambitious new projects might have upon the historic environment. The region is home to a wealth of pioneering and iconic transport structures, from the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station in Castlefield, Manchester; Liverpool docks, now a key part of the Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage site; the Bridgewater Canal, the country’s first industrial canal; to twentieth century motorways, bus stations and airports.

The Day School will explore:

  •     The development and significance of historic transport infrastructure and the impact of new infrastructure on historic environment
  •     Four transport infrastructure themes on Railways, Water, Roads and Air that will outline the development and impact of transport networks to the rural and modern urban landscape of nationwide interest.

The Annual School includes three exciting days of:

    LECTURES, networking and practical learning to share skills, knowledge and understanding
    TOURS exploring all facets of historic and new infrastructure and its impact on the historic environment around Manchester and the North
    NETWORKING EVENTS; EVENING RECEPTION & IHBC ANNUAL DINNER with opportunities to pause, take stock and stimulate debate in fascinating venues.

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