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Clive Roberts

151 shared publications

University of Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education; Gisbert Kapp Building Pritchatts Road Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT United Kingdom

Christopher D. F. Rogers

65 shared publications

University of Birmingham; United Kingdom

Susan Lee

32 shared publications

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Chris Rogers

30 shared publications

School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK

Dexter Hunt

9 shared publications

University of Birmingham; United Kingdom

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations End-user innovation of urban infrastructure: key factors in the direction of development Ian R. Bartle, Chris J. Bouch, Chris J. Baker, Chris D. F. R... Published: 11 May 2018
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer, doi: 10.1680/jmuen.18.00008
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Is there such a thing as an urban direction to infrastructure innovation in today's rapidly expanding cities? City growth has driven evolution of urban infrastructure through a combination of technological, political and commercial innovations to produce today's top-down, centralised models; however, these now stand in the way of the innovation necessary to accommodate the city growth anticipated in the future. The significant investment set out in the UK government's National Infrastructure Delivery Plan provides an opportunity to address this problem. This paper postulates that applying a decentralised (bottom-up/user-led) approach to the provision of infrastructure can create the space necessary for a new direction of urban innovation to emerge. It draws on case study examples from the literature, where there have been innovations along these lines, to develop a theoretically informed understanding of what needs to be in place for them to be successful. These findings, together with data from semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders, are used to assess the likelihood of a successful, decentralised approach to a proposed, large infrastructure redevelopment at Digbeth in Birmingham.
Article 2 Reads 0 Citations Applying a new concept for strategic performance indicators Neil J. Carhart, Chris Bouch, Claire L. Walsh, Tom Dolan Published: 01 December 2016
Infrastructure Asset Management, doi: 10.1680/jinam.16.00016
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Performance measurement provides critical information for strategic decision-making about the future of national infrastructure provision. The process of developing appropriate performance indicators must be based on an understanding of the high-level desired outcomes that infrastructure systems are intended to facilitate. These outcomes may be complex and dynamic and vary across the spectrum of infrastructure stakeholders. This paper demonstrates a conceptual process for developing outcome-related performance indicators by using case studies from the UK rail and water sectors. The case studies show that the process can provide an industry-specific picture of desired outcomes across the main stakeholders, together with their dimensions and associated performance indicators (so-called partial indicators). The work highlights potential shortfalls of a sector-by-sector approach to outcome-oriented strategic performance indicators and suggests that further work is required to integrate partial indicators to provide a holistic picture that recognises the contributions often made by a variety of infrastructures to a given high-level desired outcome.
Article 1 Read 0 Citations A conceptual approach to strategic performance indicators Tom Dolan, Claire L. Walsh, Chris Bouch, Neil J. Carhart Published: 01 December 2016
Infrastructure Asset Management, doi: 10.1680/jinam.16.00015
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Article 1 Read 0 Citations A Novel Methodology for the Application of Middle-Out, Model-Based Systems Engineering Techniques for City Waste Managem... Christopher J. Bouch, Richard Kenny, Dexter Hunt, Tommy Wall... Published: 01 October 2015
INCOSE International Symposium, doi: 10.1002/j.2334-5837.2015.00091.x
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A holistic approach to urban development is required to meet global sustainability goals. Part of the challenge involves finding an effective response to the increasing volumes of solid waste being generated in cities. The European Commission has developed a thematic strategy, and issued directives, on the prevention and recycling of waste. The United Kingdom has introduced legislation in line with these, and is working to develop its own waste management strategies against a very complex background. This paper describes a novel methodology for the application of middle-out, model-based systems engineering techniques to help with this, using the city of Birmingham in the United Kingdom as an example. The methodology creates repeatable and objective models of existing waste management systems and links them to city management accounts to provide a foundation for the design of new and improved systems and business models.
PROCEEDINGS-ARTICLE 2 Reads 0 Citations Material Flow Analysis (MFA) for Liveable Cities Dexter Hunt, Joanne Leach, Susan Lee, Chris Bouch, Peter Bra... Published: 05 November 2014
Proceedings of The 4th World Sustainability Forum, doi: 10.3390/wsf-4-f010
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Developing system models to help Great Britain's railways embrace innovative technologies with confidence Christopher J Bouch, Clive Roberts Published: 04 September 2013
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, doi: 10.1177/0954409713500485
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