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Transport Infrastructure Interdependencies with Energy, Water, Waste and Communication Infrastructure in the United Kingdom

Kalyviotis, Nikolaos and Rogers, Chris DF and Tight, Miles R. and Hewings, Geoffrey J.D. and Doloi, Hemanta (2017) Transport Infrastructure Interdependencies with Energy, Water, Waste and Communication Infrastructure in the United Kingdom. In: 64th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, 8–11 November 2017, Vancouver, Canada.

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The role of infrastructure interdependencies is challenging due to the complexity and dynamic
environment of all infrastructures and vital for critical infrastructure systems. There is an ongoing
debate about the value of the benefits of the five national infrastructure sectors (energy, water,
transport, waste and communication) in the UK and how they interact in terms of social, economic
and environmental wellbeing (Hall et al., 2016, p.10; iBUILD, 2015; Liveable Cities, 2015; National
Infrastructure Plan, 2013). This study focuses only on one of the three aforementioned values, the
economic value. The hypothesis tested is whether the transport sector is economically
complemented by the energy, water and waste sectors and economically substituted by the
communication sector. The authors use the process analysis “networks and cohorts”, an analysis
that uses tables, diagrams, models and networks of interactions along with organizational linkages
(Hill, 1993). Of interest for this study in particular is the grand total of all revenues (capital value)
which create incomes into other sectors and creates dependencies. This, by definition, is the Gross
Value Added. The last five symmetric (product by product) Input-Output tables of gross value added
are used: 2010, 2005, 1995, 1990 and 1984 (Office for National Statistics, 2015). The theory
underpinning the hypothesis was verified and one mathematical equation was developed based on
the historical data of the gross value added by the value created in millions of pounds (£m) from the
other critical sectors to transport.

Type of Work:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Department:Department of Civil Engineering

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Series/Collection Name:64th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International
Keywords:Infrastructure; Economic Value; Business Model
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
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ID Code:3204

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