Scottish Heads of Planning event, Aberdeen

Union Terrace Gardens, AberdeenI revisit my home town to assist in creative workshops with the Scottish Heads of Planning groups. It was nice to meet some old faces, as well as some new ones. The picture shows us all visiting the Union Terrace gardens, where proposals for a new City Gardens are being promoted by Ian Wood and the business community via an international design competition. The details of the process were explained at the event. There were some mixed views as to whether either a design competition or a redevelopment were appropriate, made poignant no doubt by the fact the gardens were being enjoyed by many people on a particularly lovely sunny day.

Marischal College, Aberdeen

The Council are soon to move into Marischal College, formerly a key part of the University (and where I studied Geology). It looked particularly resplendent in the sunshine.

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