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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..

Remnants of Scottish stone architecture in Nova Scotia. (2011)
Journal Article
LAING, R. and SCOTT, J. 2011. Remnants of Scottish stone architecture in Nova Scotia. International journal of heritage studies [online], 17(5), pages 478-496. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2011.583669

During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, thousands of Scottish emigrants travelled to Canada. This paper concerns those buildings that were designed and constructed by Scottish settlers, utilising skills and materials transported from their ho... Read More about Remnants of Scottish stone architecture in Nova Scotia..

The impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education. (2011)
Thesis
SALMAN, H.S. 2011. The impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis aims to explore the potential impact of Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) as a conceptual design tool on the design methodology of final year students. Many design studies have focused on sketching and its relationship with creat... Read More about The impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education..

Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes. (2010)
Book Chapter
HARTY, J. and LAING, R. 2010. Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes. In Underwood, J. and Isikdag, U. (eds.) Handbook of research on building information modeling and construction informatics: concepts and technologies. Hershey, PA: IGI Global [online], chapter 24, pages 546-560. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-928-1.ch024

Building information modelling (BIM) is not only an authoring tool for architects and engineers, but also for all stakeholders in the building programme procurement process. Analysis tools like code checking of building regulations and environmental... Read More about Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes..

The application of visual environmental economics in the study of public preference and urban greenspace. (2009)
Journal Article
LAING, R., DAVIES, A.-M., MILLER, D., CONNIFF, A., SCOTT, S. and MORRICE, J. 2009. The application of visual environmental economics in the study of public preference and urban greenspace. Environment and planning B: urban analytics and city science [online], 36(2), pages 355-375. Available from: https://doi.org/10.106/b33140

Urban greenspace has consistently been argued to be of great importance to the wellbeing, health, and daily lives of residents and users. This paper reports results from a study which combined the visualisation of public greenspace with environmental... Read More about The application of visual environmental economics in the study of public preference and urban greenspace..

Design and use of a virtual heritage model to enable a comparison of active navigation of buildings and spaces with passive observation. (2007)
Journal Article
LAING, R., CONNIFF, A., CRAIG, T., GALAN-DIAZ, C. and SCOTT, S. 2007. Design and use of a virtual heritage model to enable a comparison of active navigation of buildings and spaces with passive observation. Automation in construction [online], 16(6), pages 830-841. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2007.02.006

Wide ranging and significant research in recent years has highlighted the need for greater levels of engagement with end users in planning and design of the built environment. This has been against a background of far reaching advances in IT technolo... Read More about Design and use of a virtual heritage model to enable a comparison of active navigation of buildings and spaces with passive observation..

Urban green space: the incorporation of environmental values in a decision support system. (2006)
Journal Article
LAING, R., MILLER, D., DAVIES, A.-M. and SCOTT, S. 2006. Urban green space: the incorporation of environmental values in a decision support system. Journal of information technology in construction [online], 11, pages 177-196. Available from: https://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/14

This paper provides an overview of work undertaken on measuring the environmental values of green spaces, coupled with spatial analysis tools for aiding decision relating to the planning of urban green spaces. The work involved a complex array of dat... Read More about Urban green space: the incorporation of environmental values in a decision support system..

The application of 3D modelling techniques in built environment evaluation. (2004)
Journal Article
LAING, R., DAVIES, A.-M., HARGREAVES, A. and SCOTT, S. 2004. The application of 3D modelling techniques in built environment evaluation. Studies in regional and urban planning, 10, pages 119-127.

This paper describes a series of methodologies for use in evaluation of the built environment. The use of virtual models within Architecture and Engineering is widespread at the design stage, but has to date been limited in terms of application and i... Read More about The application of 3D modelling techniques in built environment evaluation..

Aberdeen: one step at a time: how to prioritise movement of people and make walking cool.
Report
BELKOURI, D. and LAING, R. 2020. Aberdeen: one step at a time: how to prioritise movement of people and make walking cool. Hosted on the CIVITAS project website [online]. Available from: https://civitas.eu/document/one-step-time-aberdeen-site-portfolios

During the course of undertaking local evaluation within the PORTIS project in Aberdeen, our experience suggested that in order to develop a much deeper understanding of cause and effect in relation to walking within the city, we would need to collec... Read More about Aberdeen: one step at a time: how to prioritise movement of people and make walking cool..