Without the past what would we become?
Whilst searching the archives of Aran’s technical papers this week we located a transportation planning study for Brisbane City, published in 1965. The insights into population growth and infrastructure development demands were surprisingly accurate.
Planned projects, costed to pounds and pence, with grade and alignment designs, many of which have been constructed in various forms. Some are still needed. Some abandoned for the preservation of urban lifestyle. It was fascinating to reflect on Aran’s contribution to the development of Brisbane’s road network for over 40 years. Click the pic for the 2004 Program.
This interview is an excerpt from a Report which was commissioned by the New South Wales State Road Authority (RTA Roads and Traffic Authority) in Australia. This report was commissioned in 1997 to investigate various topics, based on 28 hours of digitally recorded interviews from 23 participants. Trevor Dunstan, Aran Founder, was interviewed to talk about the introduction of mobile pugmills.
Today, Aran’s legacy has been paved around the world and continues to be a reliable contributor to the world’s building infrastructure.