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Rethinking engagement in urban design: reimagining the value of co-design and participation at every stage of planning for autonomous vehicles. (2023)
Journal Article
BELKOURI, D., KHAIRY, L., LAING, R. and LANNG, D.B. 2023. Rethinking engagement in urban design: reimagining the value of co-design and participation at every stage of planning for autonomous vehicles. Archnet-IJAR [online], Ahead-of-print. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/arch-04-2023-0110

The practical demonstrations and research which led to the preparation of this paper involved a combination of stakeholder engagement, policy debate and the practical demonstration and testing of autonomous vehicles. By adhering to a design approach... Read More about Rethinking engagement in urban design: reimagining the value of co-design and participation at every stage of planning for autonomous vehicles..

The impacts of multi-stakeholders collaboration on management and mitigation of oil pipeline disasters in Nigeria. (2023)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, F.I., LAING, R., BJEIRMI, B. and LEON, M. 2023. The impacts of multi-stakeholders collaboration on management and mitigation of oil pipeline disasters in Nigeria. AIMS environmental science [online], 10(1), pages 93-124. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3934/environsci.2023006

Pipeline disasters have caused large losses to Nigeria in terms of economic, ecological, and human lives. A single incident can have devastating consequences for the environment, individuals, and communities. Research to date has recommended the sign... Read More about The impacts of multi-stakeholders collaboration on management and mitigation of oil pipeline disasters in Nigeria..

Developing a framework for stakeholders collaboration in the management and mitigation of oil pipeline disasters in Nigeria. (2022)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, F.I., LAING, R., BJEIRMI, B. and LEON, M. 2022. Developing a framework for stakeholders collaboration in the management and mitigation of oil pipeline disasters in Nigeria. AIMS energy [online], 10(6), pages 1230-1260. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3934/energy.2022058

Multi-stakeholder collaboration becomes imperative when a single agency - such as the NNPC or the oil companies - cannot by themselves adequately address a recurring menace, such as oil pipeline disasters. Thus, agencies - such as the National Emerge... Read More about Developing a framework for stakeholders collaboration in the management and mitigation of oil pipeline disasters in Nigeria..

Examining the causes and impacts of pipeline disasters in Nigeria. (2022)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, F.I., LAING, R., BJEIRMI, B. and LEON, M. 2022. Examining the causes and impacts of pipeline disasters in Nigeria. AIMS environmental science [online], 9(5), pages 636-657. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3934/environsci.2022037

The effect of pipeline vandalism among other pipeline disasters has been drastic on the Nigerian economy. The research aims to examine the level of awareness of stakeholders on the immediate and remote causes of pipeline disasters in Nigeria. This in... Read More about Examining the causes and impacts of pipeline disasters in Nigeria..

TOPSIS analysis for sustainable redevelopment potential of abandoned infrastructure in Nigeria. (2022)
Journal Article
OGUNNUSI, M., SALMAN, H. and LAING, R. 2022. TOPSIS analysis for sustainable redevelopment potential of abandoned infrastructure in Nigeria. Built environment project and asset management [online], 13(1): transforming the construction industry towards the next normal, pages 73-88. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-11-2021-0140

Abandonment poses a range of effects detrimental to the development of a country such as Nigeria. Restoring such infrastructure in a sustainable manner is a challenge identified in the literature. The aim of this study is to evaluate a novel approach... Read More about TOPSIS analysis for sustainable redevelopment potential of abandoned infrastructure in Nigeria..

The 5Rs for waste management of abandoned infrastructure in Nigeria. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
OGUNNUSI, M., SALMAN, H., LAING, R. and OMOTAYO, T. 2022. The 5Rs for waste management of abandoned infrastructure in Nigeria. In Proceedings of the 8th International Sustainable, ecological, engineering, design for society (SEEDS) conference 2022 (SEEDS 2022): sustainability across the built and natural environments, 31 August - 2 September 2022, Bristol, UK: [virtual event]. Leeds: Leeds Beckett University [online], (Forthcoming). To be made available at https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/events/conferences/seeds-conference-2022/

This paper focused on how the 5Rs concepts can be adopted to resuscitate abandoned infrastructure in Nigeria while curbing the challenges faced in the Nigerian environment. Sustainable development is intended to meet present needs without compromisin... Read More about The 5Rs for waste management of abandoned infrastructure in Nigeria..

Predicting energy savings of the UK housing stock under a step-by-step energy retrofit scenario towards net-zero. [Dataset] (2022)
Dataset
BENNADJI, A., SEDDIKI, M., ALABID, J., LAING, R. and GRAY, D. 2022. Predicting energy savings of the UK housing stock under a step-by-step energy retrofit scenario towards net-zero. [Dataset]. Energies [online], 15(9), article 3082. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/en15093082/s1

Space and water heating for UK homes make up 25% of total energy use and 15% of greenhouse gas emissions. To meet the UK’s ambitious goal of reaching zero emissions from existing buildings in the UK by 2050, by 2030, UK homes’ emissions need to fall... Read More about Predicting energy savings of the UK housing stock under a step-by-step energy retrofit scenario towards net-zero. [Dataset].

Predicting energy savings of the UK housing stock under a step-by-step energy retrofit scenario towards net-zero. (2022)
Journal Article
BENNADJI, A., SEDDIKI, M., ALABID, J., LAING, R. and GRAY, D. 2022. Predicting energy savings of the UK housing stock under a step-by-step energy retrofit scenario towards net-zero. Energies [online], 15(9), article 3082. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/en15093082

The UK has one of the least energy-efficient housing stocks in Europe. By 2030, the emissions from UK homes need to fall by at least 24% from 1990 levels to meet the UK's ambitious goal, which is reaching net-zero emissions. The originality of this p... Read More about Predicting energy savings of the UK housing stock under a step-by-step energy retrofit scenario towards net-zero..

Being there: capturing and conveying noisy slices of walking in the city. (2022)
Journal Article
BELKOURI, D., LANNG, D.B. and LAING, R. 2022. Being there: capturing and conveying noisy slices of walking in the city. Mobilities [online], 17(6), pages 914-931. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2022.2045871

The practice of walking allows us to engage with the city slowly, through kinaesthetic skill and the multisensorial apparatus of the body. Studying the city through this immersed practice-on-the-move facilitates attention to the direct contact with t... Read More about Being there: capturing and conveying noisy slices of walking in the city..

Shifting perspectives on autonomous vehicles: using laser scanning technology to engage the public via the analysis of journeys seen ‘through the eyes’ of autonomous vehicles. (2022)
Journal Article
BELKOURI, D., LAING, R. and GRAY, D. 2022. Shifting perspectives on autonomous vehicles: using laser scanning technology to engage the public via the analysis of journeys seen 'through the eyes' of autonomous vehicles. TeMA: journal of land use, mobility and environment [online], 2022(1): new scenarios for safe mobility in urban areas, pages 167-179. Available from: https://doi.org/10.6092/1970-9870/8635

It is likely that Autonomous Vehicles will have significant social, cultural, spatial and environmental implications and that the interaction between humans, automated vehicles and physical environment will provide an array of challenges. This paper... Read More about Shifting perspectives on autonomous vehicles: using laser scanning technology to engage the public via the analysis of journeys seen ‘through the eyes’ of autonomous vehicles..

Through the eyes of autonomous vehicles: using laser scanning technology to engage the public via the analysis of journeys seen from a different perspective. (2022)
Journal Article
BELKOURI, D., LAING, R. and GRAY, D. 2022. Through the eyes of autonomous vehicles: using laser scanning technology to engage the public via the analysis of journeys seen from a different perspective. Transportation research procedia [online], 60: proceedings of the 25th Living and walking in cities international conference 2021 (LWC 2021): new scenarios for safe mobility in urban areas, 9-10 September 2021, Brescia, Italy, pages 496-503. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2021.12.064

It is likely that Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) will have significant social, cultural, spatial and environmental implications and the interaction between humans, automated vehicles and physical environment will provide an array of challenges. This paper... Read More about Through the eyes of autonomous vehicles: using laser scanning technology to engage the public via the analysis of journeys seen from a different perspective..

Is what cities need what people want? An evaluation of "Spaces for people" in Aberdeen city centre, in order to ensure post-pandemic-induced people-first approach to future sustainable public life. (2021)
Report
BELKOURI, D., KHAIRY, L. and LAING, R. 2021. Is what cities need what people want? An evaluation of "Spaces for people" in Aberdeen city centre, in order to ensure post-pandemic-induced people-first approach to future sustainable public life. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Due to the unprecedented global pandemic and subsequent measures to control the spread of COVID-19, cities have had to quickly re-evaluate the importance and use of public, accessible places around us, and acknowledge that the quality of outdoor spac... Read More about Is what cities need what people want? An evaluation of "Spaces for people" in Aberdeen city centre, in order to ensure post-pandemic-induced people-first approach to future sustainable public life..

Review of existing energy retrofit decision tools for homeowners. (2021)
Journal Article
SEDDIKI, M., BENNADJI, A., LAING, R., GRAY, D. and ALABID, J.M. 2021. Review of existing energy retrofit decision for homeowners. Sustainability [online], 13(18), article 10189. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810189

Energy retrofit tools are considered by many countries as one of the strongest incentives to encourage homeowners to invest in energy renovation. These tools help homeowners to get an initial overview of suitable retrofit measures. Although a large n... Read More about Review of existing energy retrofit decision tools for homeowners..

Expanding depth and meaning within urban design processes through the application of complexity and evolutionary theories. (2021)
Journal Article
MIGUEL, M., LAING, R., LEON, M. and BAXTER, S. 2021. Expanding depth and meaning within urban design processes through the application of complexity and evolutionary theories. Journal of architecture and urbanism [online], 45(2), pages 131-142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3846/jau.2021.14772

Previous research has established the value of regarding cities as complex systems, and as systems which will evolve over time. The research reported in this paper concerns the development of an approach to urban design and management which recognise... Read More about Expanding depth and meaning within urban design processes through the application of complexity and evolutionary theories..

Infrastructure development and abandonment. (2021)
Journal Article
OGUNNUSI, M., SALMAN, H. and LAING, R. 2021. Infrastructure development and abandonment. Proceedings of international structural engineering and construction [online], 8(1): proceedings of the 11th International structural engineering and construction conference 2021 (ISEC-11): interdisciplinary civil and construction engineering projects, 26-31 July 2021, Cairo, Egypt, Chapter 7.7. Available from: https://doi.org/10.14455/ISEC.2021.8(1).INF-08

The Nigerian Government is developing infrastructure guided by the United Nations (UN) call for sustainable development. However, uncompleted government infrastructure (roads, bridges, buildings, dams and others) projects litter the entire landscape... Read More about Infrastructure development and abandonment..

Children's acting senses in place-making: mapping and analysing children's reflective individual and collective sensepointscapes in a primary school playground renewal co-design project with architecture students. (2021)
Thesis
UGALDE GABELLANES, I. 2021. Children's acting senses in place-making: mapping and analysing children's reflective individual and collective sensepointscapes in a primary school playground renewal co-design project with architecture students. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447386

Children's preferences for place-responsive architecture and place-making are not easy to explain. Conversing effectively about these subjects is also a challenge, not just for children but also design professionals and the general public more broadl... Read More about Children's acting senses in place-making: mapping and analysing children's reflective individual and collective sensepointscapes in a primary school playground renewal co-design project with architecture students..

A concept design stages protocol to support collaborative processes in architecture, engineering and construction projects. (2021)
Journal Article
LEON, M. and LAING, R. 2022. A concept design stages protocol to support collaborative processes in architecture, engineering and construction projects. Journal of engineering, design and technology [online], 20(3), pages 777-799. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-10-2020-0399

Purpose: This paper proposes and tests, through a series of structured multi-disciplinary design activities, a “Concept Design Stages Protocol” (CDS Protocol) to structure project initiation, to attain smoother collaboration and greater consensus amo... Read More about A concept design stages protocol to support collaborative processes in architecture, engineering and construction projects..

User-friendly tool to enable individual homeowners to invest in energy efficiency. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
SEDDIKI, M., BENNADJI, A., LAING, R. and GRAY, D. 2021. User-friendly tool to enable individual homeowners to invest in energy efficiency. In Abdelmohsen, S., El-Khouly, T., Mallasi, Z. and Bennadji, A. (eds.). Architecture in the age of disruptive technologies: transformation and challenges: proceedings of the 9th Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design 2021 (ASCAAD 2021), 2-4 March 2021, [virtual conference]. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, pages 750-756. Hosted on CumInCAD [online]. Available from: http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/ascaad2021_155

Buildings are an important source of CO2 emissions and account for almost a third of final energy consumption globally. The necessity to achieve energy efficiency standards in new and existing buildings is now recognised. The residential sector consu... Read More about User-friendly tool to enable individual homeowners to invest in energy efficiency..

Digital heritage as a route towards social engagement. (2020)
Book Chapter
LAING, R., LEON, M., HERBERT, C. and ROBERTS, C. 2020. Digital heritage as a route towards social engagement. In Melendez, F., Diniz, N. and Del Signore, M. (eds.) Data, matter, design: strategies in computational design. Abingdon: Routledge [online], pages 266-271. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367369156-85

The historic environment faces many challenges, one of which is a poor understanding of the positive role it can play in the maintenance, development, and regeneration of communities, their culture, and their economy. Aberdeenshire Council considers... Read More about Digital heritage as a route towards social engagement..

Pedestrian routes and accessibility to urban services: an urban rhythmic analysis on people's behaviour before and during the COVID-19. (2020)
Journal Article
ZECCA, C., GAGLIONE, F., LAING, R. and GARGIULO, C. 2020. Pedestrian routes and accessibility to urban services: an urban rhythmic analysis on people's behaviour before and during the COVID-19. TeMA: journal of land use, mobility and environment [online], 13(2), pages 241-256. Available from: https://doi.org/10.6092/1970-9870/7051

The emergency of COVID-19 changed the face of our cities, preventing most of the urban activities, limiting travels on large, medium and short distances and drastically reducing the number and the intensity of social relationships. The restrictive me... Read More about Pedestrian routes and accessibility to urban services: an urban rhythmic analysis on people's behaviour before and during the COVID-19..