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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..

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..

Sustainable road freight in port cities: Aberdeen and Civitas Portis. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
HOOD, C., LAING, R., GRAY, D., BURROWS, N., DICKSON, R. and ROBINSON, A. 2019. Sustainable road freight in port cities: Aberdeen and Civitas Portis. Presented at the 2019 Scottish transport applications and research conference (2019 STAR) [online], 22 May 2019, Glasgow, UK. Available from: http://starconference.org.uk/star/2019/Hood.pdf

The CIVITAS PORTIS (PORT-cities: Innovation for Sustainability) Project is a Horizon 2020 initiative concerned with the design, demonstration and evaluation of integrated packages of sustainable mobility measures in five major port cities in Europe.... Read More about Sustainable road freight in port cities: Aberdeen and Civitas Portis..

The application of major road infrastructure to support and drive sustainable urban mobility. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
HOOD, C., LAING, R., GRAY, D., NAPIER, L., SIMPSON, A. and TAIT, E. 2018. The application of major road infrastructure to support and drive sustainable urban mobility. Presented at the 1st International conference on new horizons in green civil engineering (NHICE 01), 25-27 April 2018, Victoria, Canada.

The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) is a major 58km roads infrastructure project with funding partners including Transport Scotland, two local Municipal Authorities and the Scottish Futures Trust. The project aims to have significantly posit... Read More about The application of major road infrastructure to support and drive sustainable urban mobility..

The application of 3D visualisation and HD surveying to help stimulate economic growth in historic urban areas. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
LAING, R., TAIT, E., ISAACS, J., LEON, M. and REID, P. 2016. The application of 3D visualisation and HD surveying to help stimulate economic growth in historic urban areas. In Proceedings of the 2016 RICS construction, building and real estate research conference (COBRA 2016), 20-22 September 2016, Toronto, Canada. London: RICS.

This paper concerns the application of cutting edge digital recording techniques within the context of heritage-led urban regeneration. The work is innovative in that it supports the belief of decision makers and local stakeholders that there is pote... Read More about The application of 3D visualisation and HD surveying to help stimulate economic growth in historic urban areas..

(Re)presenting heritage: laser scanning and 3D visualisations for cultural resilience and community engagement. (2016)
Journal Article
TAIT, E., LAING, R., GRINNALL, A., BURNETT, S. and ISAACS, J. 2016. (Re)presenting heritage: laser scanning and 3D visualisations for cultural resilience and community engagement. Journal of information science [online], 42(3), pages 420-433. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551516636306

Cultural heritage is increasingly being viewed as an economic asset for geographic areas who aim to capitalise in the surge in interest in local history and heritage tourism from members of the public. Digital technologies have developed that facilit... Read More about (Re)presenting heritage: laser scanning and 3D visualisations for cultural resilience and community engagement..

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..