Sustainable Urban Regeneration in Aberdeen City and Shire: Plans, Opportunities, Challenges

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Tuesday 7 July 2020, 9.30-11:00am

External Event

Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City Councils have ambitious plans to reduce carbon emissions in line with Scottish Government’s ambition to achieve Net Carbon Zero by 2045. This involves the need to tackle not only energy usage in buildings but wider impacts such as choice of materials, waste management and the adoption of circular economy models.  To achieve these ambitions, both Councils will need new, innovative approaches to projects and the need to engage the wider supply chain who will be delivering the works.

This "business byte" virtual event hosted by the Supply Chain Sustainability School will consider what this might mean in the context of urban regeneration with reference to some proposed regeneration projects in Peterhead, Fraserburgh and Aberdeen.  It will explore what issues need to be considered and how to build the right supply chain relationships that will enable this.  It will include input from Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, planners, designers and prime contractors.


Aberdeenshire’s sustainability strategy: implications for the built environment    

  • Joel Evans, Team Leader Sustainability and Climate Change (Acting) - Aberdeenshire Council
  • Stuart Calderwood, Community Benefits & Sustainable Procurement Manager - Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Highland Councils

Regeneration and building sustainability into the supply chain

  • Shaun Norman, Environment Planner - Aberdeenshire Council
  • Ross McCleary - Fraserburgh 2021 Project Coordinator

Delivering sustainable outcomes: Balfour Beatty

  • Professor Steve Petrie, Business Performance Director - Balfour Beatty
  • Dr Theo Dounas, Learning Excellence Leader - Robert Gordon University

Collaboration for sustainable regeneration in Aberdeen - Projects/ Placemaking/ Policies (including Marischal Square, Broad Street, Union Terrace Gardens)

  • Tara Gavan, Senior Project Officer - Aberdeen City Council 
  • Nigel McDowell, Senior Planner (Urban Design) - Aberdeen City Council

Reducing cost, driving innovation and minimising waste through the circular economy

  • Terri Vogt, Project Manager Circular Economy - Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce


Suppliers interested in participating in this opportunity must book a place directly on the Supply Chain Sustainability School website.

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