Collaborative Urban Path: Aberdeen, Scotland 2016
SACD and FCCDR has continuously built partnerships with communities on route of urban or built development. In the spirit of collaboration, the Aberdeen City Council welcomed SACD students for a urban regeneration workshop, of 2016.
Under the supervision of main facilitators Sepideh Hajisoltani and Josue Robles Caraballo, eight students in collaboration with several local facilitators have join efforts to generate spatial ideas for a number of areas within the City of Aberdeen; Castel Gate, Bon Accord Terrace, Golden Square, and Waterfront-Footdee. The collaboration allowed the students to exchange thoughts with several practitioners from the Council’s Planning and Sustainable Development Team. In addition, the two weeks exercise employed workshops with local archivist, historians, and university members.
As a result, students crafted urban development concepts considering the cultural and built heritage within the Scottish landscape. Before returning home USF students held a progress review at the council’s town hall, hosting over 50 guests from different members within the planning and development team. The 11 weeks urban design collaboration culminated with a videoconference presentation with attendees from both cities, Aberdeen and Tampa.