Andreas Markides' Presidential Blog

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  • The year ahead

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 25 August 2017

    As I had previously been advised by wise people, August has proved to be a quieter month! I have not had any external engagements, even though I have had many meetings and discussions with staff at Britannia Walk in preparation of my future sc...

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  • Summer holiday

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 21 August 2017

    You will not be surprised to hear that, probably like a lot of you, I took advantage of the sparsity of official functions during August, to go away for a holiday. This year my family and I had a week of cycling in the south of France -which w...

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  • Academy of Urbanism

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 26 July 2017

    On Wednesday 26th I was invited by the Academy of Urbanism to their mid-year Review and Reception where I met David Rudlin who is the Academy's new chair.   The Academy was set up approx. 12 years ago to "bring togeth...

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  • Learning from the past, preparing for the future

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 14 July 2017

    I was honoured to be part of a one-day conference at University College London which celebrated 50 years of Transport Planning at the University. My presentation on our work for CIHT Futures, which had been led by Prof Glenn Lyons during the previ...

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  • Delivering the UK's Road Network

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 13 July 2017

    I chaired the morning session of this one-day conference which was organised by Waterfront, in London. The conference debated the recent announcement from Government about its Road Investment Strategy (RIS) which aims to deliver much-needed infras...

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  • Streets of the Future

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 04 July 2017

    I was delighted to have been asked to chair the morning session of the Streets for the Future Conference which was held at Britannia Walk on the 4th July. Under the guidance of Andrew Hugill, CIHT Director of Policy and Technical Affairs, the Inst...

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  • NCE Transport Conference at Inmarsat

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 29 June 2017

    I chaired the morning session of a 2-day conference on UK Transport that had been organised by NCE. The speakers for that session included representatives from 3 main cities (London, Birmingham and Manchester) who all highlighted the challenges ah...

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  • Meet the staff at BW

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 28 June 2017

    I was delighted to have the opportunity to meet the CIHT staff at Britannia Walk and to set out my Presidential theme for the year. The team (of which I knew all but one who happened to start that week) introduced themselves and their role within ...

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  • SoRSA Conference

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 27 June 2017

    I was fortunate enough to be invited to the SoRSA (Society of Road Safety Officers) Annual Conference in Birmingham last month. This was a 2-day event which brought together nearly 200 professionals from across the country who are employed in safe...

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  • Presidential Inauguration

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 21 June 2017

    The day had finally arrived, my Presidential Inauguration! Following the Council and AGM I was delighted to receive my presidential chain. Following Steve Rowsell’s amazing presidential year, I am proud of the opportunity to help lead the In...

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  • CIHT Awards 2017

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 15 June 2017

    The Annual Awards ceremony was held at a very unique and beautiful Troxy in London. I had the pleasure of presenting the CIHT Streets and Places Award to the winners, North Midland Construction PLC and Sheffield City Council for their entry &lsquo...

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  • East of England Annual Conference 2017

    Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 14 June 2017

    My final engagement as Senior Vice President at CIHT was to open the Annual East of England Conference. The event was held at the fabulous Moller Centre, part of Churchill College in Cambridge. I had the pleasure of presenting the first key note a...

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"Did you know that Britain has a Water Tower Appreciation Society, a Society for Clay Pipe Research, a Pillbox Study Group, a Ghost Sign Society(which finds faded advertisements painted on the sides of buildings), a Railway Branch Line Society and a Roundabout Appreciation Society?
 
Are you following what I am saying? There are people who spend their free time, not at gunpoint, traveling around seeking out the most attractive and satisfying roundabouts(how do they know when they have found one)?"
 
Extract from Bill Bryson's book The road to Little Dribbling