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David Gray

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Strategic sustainability and industrial ecology in an island context, with considerations for a green economy roadmap: a study in the tourist accommodation sector, Grenada. (2014)
Thesis
TELESFORD, J.N. 2014. Strategic sustainability and industrial ecology in an island context, with considerations for a green economy roadmap: a study in the tourist accommodation sector, Grenada. Robert Gordon University, DBA thesis.

The purpose of this research is to show how business and enterprise can align sustainability and sustainable development to create strategic sustainability (SS) procedures, which can be used for planning towards sustainability in an island context. E... Read More about Strategic sustainability and industrial ecology in an island context, with considerations for a green economy roadmap: a study in the tourist accommodation sector, Grenada..

The e-harbours journey: Point of arrival; smart energy networks in the North Sea Region. (2014)
Report
VERBEECK, J., KUIJPER, F., WELBROCK, P., GRAY, D., SKOG, D., SCHREUDER, J. and KOOISTRA, S. 2014. The e-harbours journey: Point of arrival; smart energy networks in the North Sea Region. Viborg: North Sea Region Programme. [online]. Available from: http://eharbours.eu/wp-content/uploads/e-harbours-report-Point-of-Arrival-Final.pdf

The twenty-eight member states of the European Union have agreed upon ambitious targets that address climate change, energy security and economic competitiveness. Can "smart energy networks" help to speed up the energy transition? This question has b... Read More about The e-harbours journey: Point of arrival; smart energy networks in the North Sea Region..

Governance and policy challenges of implementing urban low-carbon transport initiatives. (2014)
Journal Article
TAIT, E., LAING, R. and GRAY, D. 2014. Governance and policy challenges of implementing urban low-carbon transport initiatives. Local economy [online], 29(1-2), pages 129-140. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0269094214521980

Emissions from transport represent a quarter of Scotlands total. Action to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport has been criticized for being limited, poorly integrated with other areas of policy, and focused on narrow program... Read More about Governance and policy challenges of implementing urban low-carbon transport initiatives..

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..

Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
LAING, R., TAIT, E. and GRAY, D. 2012. Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues. In Kashiwagi, D. and Sullivan, K. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2012 Construction, building and real estate research conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS COBRA 2012), 11-13 September 2012, Las Vegas, USA. London: RICS [online]. Available from: http://archive.northsearegion.eu/files/repository/20130812123945_COBRA.pdf

Currently, emissions from transport represent a quarter of Scotland's total. While the Scottish Government has identified a number of transport policies, which would contribute to Scotland's ability to meet its targets, action to significantly reduce... Read More about Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues..

Electric Mobility: Point of Departure. (2011)
Report
GRAY, D. 2011. Electric Mobility: Point of Departure. 10 March 2011. Viborg: North Sea Region Programme. [online]. Available from: http://eharbours.eu/uncategorized/point-of-departure-documents

This report presents the initial position of an investigation conducted by organisations co-operating on "e-harbours", looking at the potential of land- and water-based electric transport for the harbour regions of northwest Europe. Current electric... Read More about Electric Mobility: Point of Departure..

The 'main street' in Kirkwall: a pilot research projects. (2010)
Report
BAXTER, G., GRAY, D., MORRISON, K., REID, P.H., VERGUNST, J., WILLIAMS, D. 2010. The 'main street' in Kirkwall: a pilot research projects. Draft report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

In July 2010, researchers from Robert Gordon University, in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen, conducted a pilot research project which investigated the role of the main street (i.e. Bridge Street, Albert Street, Broad Street and Victoria... Read More about The 'main street' in Kirkwall: a pilot research projects..

Understanding attitudes: research into Kirkwall's car culture. (2009)
Report
BARKER, L., CONNOLLY, D., GRAY, D. and MILNE, N. 2009. Understanding attitudes: research into Kirkwall's car culture. Edinburgh: MVA Consultancy in association with Robert Gordon University.

This investigation into car culture in Kirkwall was undertaken to establish the cultural reasons for Kirkwall’s residents’ attachment to their cars and to provide an understanding of what might be required to produce a behavioural change in Kirkwall,... Read More about Understanding attitudes: research into Kirkwall's car culture..

Decoupling the link between economic growth, transport growth and carbon emissions in Scotland. (2006)
Report
GRAY, D., ANABLE, J., ILLINGWORTH, L. and GRAHAM, W. 2006. Decoupling the link between economic growth, transport growth and carbon emissions in Scotland. Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

Unlike most other sectors of the economy, transport energy consumption and carbon emissions are increasing. The transport sector accounted for about 17% of Scotlands 17.6 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in 2003 (excluding air travel and ma... Read More about Decoupling the link between economic growth, transport growth and carbon emissions in Scotland..

Investigation of mesophilic Aeromonas: response to hydrogen peroxide and role in false-positive Colilert reaction. (1999)
Thesis
LANDRÉ, J.B.P. 1999. Investigation of mesophilic Aeromonas: response to hydrogen peroxide and role in false-positive Colilert reaction. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Mesophilic Aeromonas are opportunistic human pathogens which produce a wide range of virulence factors and have been isolated from both untreated and chlorinated drinking waters. The presence of these microorganisms in the distribution systems sugges... Read More about Investigation of mesophilic Aeromonas: response to hydrogen peroxide and role in false-positive Colilert reaction..