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Challenges and opportunities in the reuse of abandoned urban space. (2019)
Thesis
ZECCA, C. 2019. Challenges and opportunities in the reuse of abandoned urban space. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Contemporary cities have emerged as a result of diverse urban and architectural transformations, new interventions and redevelopment, as well as through a cycle of abandonment and regeneration. New categories of resulting spaces are generated through... Read More about Challenges and opportunities in the reuse of abandoned urban space..

Reflection 1 the city: a shift in mindset? (2017)
Book Chapter
MCCLEAN, D. 2017. Reflection 1 the city: a shift in mindset? In Zaman, Q.M. and Troiani, I. (eds.) Transdisciplinary urbanism and culture: from pedagogy to praxis. The urban book series. Cham: Springer [online], pages 13-16. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55855-4_2

Human migration to urban centres is at an unprecedented level, prompting searching questions about their design and enablement, politically, economically, technologically, or socially. Rapid urban development is laying challenge to existing paradigms... Read More about Reflection 1 the city: a shift in mindset?.

Development of an urban as-built model: the case study of Aberdeen. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
LEON, M., LAING, R., LOVEDAY, J., MCCLEAN, D. and BEATTIE, S. 2017. Development of an urban as-built model: the case study of Aberdeen. In Bosché, F., Brilakis, I. and Sacks, R. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2017 Lean and computing in construction congress (LC3 2017), 4-7 July 2017, Heraklion, Greece. Edinburgh: Heriot-Watt University [online], volume 1: proceedings of the Joint conference on computing in construction (JC3), pages 525-532. Available from: https://doi.org/10.24928/JC3-2017/0141

This paper is focusing on the local strategic development plan for the city of Aberdeen, UK, and examines the initiation of applying a regeneration plan to the city centre. For that purpose, Aberdeen City Council commissioned Robert Gordon University... Read More about Development of an urban as-built model: the case study of Aberdeen..

Explorations in urban resilience for a post-hydrocarbon economy. (2016)
Journal Article
MCCLEAN, D., NOOR, R. and DEVECI, G. 2017. Explorations in urban resilience for a post-hydrocarbon economy. Charrette [online], 3(1), pages 78-88. Available from: http://ingentaconnect.com/contentone/arched/char/2016/00000003/00000001/art00008

Aberdeen presents a unique context for its school of architecture, and a set of conditions that define much of its identity and enquiry. The city's economic base is dominated by the hydrocarbon industry, which generates particular issues of long-term... Read More about Explorations in urban resilience for a post-hydrocarbon economy..

Maintaining access to architecture: a Scottish perspective. (2016)
Journal Article
MCCLEAN, D., LAMB, N. and CURTIS, L. 2016. Maintaining access to architecture: a Scottish perspective. Charrette [online], 3(1), pages 19-28. Available from: http://ingentaconnect.com/contentone/arched/char/2016/00000003/00000001/art00003

Widening access to education has been a central priority of the Scottish Government since 2010, with the objective of assisting those from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter higher education. Accordingly, the Scottish Funding Council introduced the '... Read More about Maintaining access to architecture: a Scottish perspective..

Regenerating Aberdeen: a vision for a thriving and vibrant city centre. (2013)
Report
COCKBURN, D., DEVECI, G., DONALDSON, B., GRAY, D., HARRIS, P., LAING, R., MCCLEAN, D., MARTIN, A., OWEN, A. and PRONDZYNSKI, F. V. 2013. Regenerating Aberdeen: a vision for a thriving and vibrant city centre. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. [onlone]. Available from: https://www.rgu.ac.uk/file/aberdeen-city-centre-regeneration-report

The aim of this discussion paper is to stimulate debate and prompt action regarding the future shape and purpose of Aberdeen's city centre. This paper argues that investment in a thriving and dynamic city centre requires consideration of the city as... Read More about Regenerating Aberdeen: a vision for a thriving and vibrant city centre..

Understanding student and staff perceptions of feedback in architecture. (2011)
Report
HOURIGAN, N. and MCCLEAN, D. 2011. Understanding student and staff perceptions of feedback in architecture. York: Higher Education Academy.

This report presents the results of a collaborative project between Queens University, Belfast and the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and builds on a dialogue initiated during Session 2009-10 through which course guidance and feedback received b... Read More about Understanding student and staff perceptions of feedback in architecture..

Embedding learner independence in architecture education: reconsidering design studio pedagogy. (2009)
Thesis
MCCLEAN, D. 2009. Embedding learner independence in architecture education: reconsidering design studio pedagogy. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The landscape of UK Higher Education has witnessed significant change in recent years, characterised by rapidly increasing numbers, widening participation, and a diminished per capita resource base. Developmental and enhancement agenda have placed gr... Read More about Embedding learner independence in architecture education: reconsidering design studio pedagogy..