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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 social and cultural role of small, remote airports in the Northern Periphery. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
BLOICE, L., BAXTER, G. and GRAY, D. 2017. The social and cultural role of small, remote airports in the Northern Periphery. Presented at the 2017 University of the Artic rectors' conference and forum conversations from the north conference: scholars of many disciplines and inhabitants of many places in dialogue with one another, with animals and plants, and with the land, 27-29 August 2017, Aberdeen, UK.

This paper presented the key themes emerging from Work Package 7.1 of the project entitled Smart Peripheral and Remote Airports (SPARA) 2020. Work Package 7.1 consisted of qualitative research that explored the social and cultural importance of small... Read More about The social and cultural role of small, remote airports in the Northern Periphery..

Report on the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports. (2017)
Report
BLOICE, L., BAXTER, G. and GRAY, D. 2017. Report on the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports. Aberdeen: SPARA Project, Deliverable 7.1.

This report presents the results of qualitative research conducted as Activity 7.1 within Work Package 7 of the SPARA 2020 project. It specifically explores the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports, the effects of losing a... Read More about Report on the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports..

Delivering lower carbon urban transport choices: European ambition meets the reality of institutional (mis)alignment. (2016)
Journal Article
GRAY, D., LAING, R. and DOCHERTY, I. 2017. Delivering lower carbon urban transport choices: European ambition meets the reality of institutional (mis)alignment. Environment and planning A: economy and space [online], 49(1), pages 226-242. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X16662272

Reducing carbon emissions from the transport sector has become a critical imperative for public policy as our understanding of the impacts of the mobility system on the environment has developed. This paper contrasts policy development in three citie... Read More about Delivering lower carbon urban transport choices: European ambition meets the reality of institutional (mis)alignment..

Assessing energy business cases implemented in the North Sea Region and strategy recommendations. (2016)
Journal Article
XU, B., NAYAK, A., GRAY, D. and OUENNICHE, J. 2016. Assessing energy business cases implemented in the North Sea Region and strategy recommendations. Applied energy [online], 172, pages 360-371. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.03.110

e-harbours is a unique European project that was set out to identify viable energy business cases on the exploitation of energy flexibility, which optimise their operations to match energy demand and supply while taking account of the additional vola... Read More about Assessing energy business cases implemented in the North Sea Region and strategy recommendations..

The use of photo elicitation to explore the role of the main street in Kirkwall in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. (2015)
Working Paper
BAXTER, G., COOPER, K., GRAY, D., REID, P.H, VERGUNST, J. and WILLIAMS, D. 2015. The use of photo elicitation to explore the role of the main street in Kirkwall in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. Aberdeen Business School working paper series, 8(1).

This paper explores the value of photo elicitation as a method for investigating the role played by small town main streets in Scottish island communities in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. In particular, it critically... Read More about The use of photo elicitation to explore the role of the main street in Kirkwall in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place..

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..

Social transport collaborative solutions: developing a social/community transport infrastructure for change funded projects and associated activity around reshaping care for older people (RCOP).
Report
GRAY, D., COOPER, K. and GRINNALL, A. 2014. Social transport collaborative solutions: developing a social/community transport infrastructure for change funded projects and associated activity around reshaping care for older people (RCOP). Unpublished internal document. Aberdeen: Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations (ACVO)/Institute for Management, Governance & Society (IMaGeS), Robert Gordon University.

Transport services for health and social care are fragmented and there is a lack of leadership, ownership and monitoring of the services provided. The Scottish Government, Regional Transport Partnerships, councils, NHS boards and the ambulance servic... Read More about Social transport collaborative solutions: developing a social/community transport infrastructure for change funded projects and associated activity around reshaping care for older people (RCOP)..

Social and cultural capital information sheet: SPARA 2020 project, deliverable 7.
Other
GRINNALL, A. 2017. Social and cultural capital information sheet: SPARA 2020 project, deliverable 7.2. Held on OpenAIR@RGU [online]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2837

A large majority of the information compiled in this sheet comes from the research conducted by Bloice, Baxter and Gray (2017) at remote airports for the SPARA project. Some additional elements have been included based on conversations between SPARA... Read More about Social and cultural capital information sheet: SPARA 2020 project, deliverable 7..

Airport stakeholder engagement strategy template: SPARA 2020 project, deliverable 7.
Other
GRINNALL, A. 2017. Airport stakeholder engagement strategy template: SPARA 2020 project, deliverable 7.2. Held on OpenAIR@RGU [online]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2603

This model shows goals and methods of engagement at five engagement levels: Identify, Inform, Consult, Involve, Collaborate and Empower. For each method benefits and potential limitations are noted. These are to be used by individual airports should... Read More about Airport stakeholder engagement strategy template: SPARA 2020 project, deliverable 7..