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City Talks

Major cities and regeneration experts from around the UK, Europe and North America have helped influence the decisions being taken now on the long-term future of Aberdeen city centre.

A series of special 'City Talk' events staged by our City Centre Masterplan team has seen experts from Manchester, Gothenburg and Calgary deliver presentations on the way their cities have changed for the better through transformational projects including neighbourhood revitalisation and infrastructure improvements.

"The City Talk events were an important part of the process," said Aberdeen City Council deputy leader, Councillor Marie Boulton, who chairs the cross-party City Centre Regeneration Working Group.

Bjorn Siejo - Shaping Aberdeen

Gothenburg City Talk

As part of the masterplan process we are looking at how we can learn from similar cities in a series of City Talks. Björn Siesjö, City Architect, was the first of three guests to discuss how we can mirror Gothenburg's success in adapting for the future.

Watch the Gothenburgh City Talkthat took place Thursday 27 November.

Eddie Smith
Manchester City Talk



Eddie Smith, Strategic Director for Strategic Development at Manchester City Council, led the second City Talk discussing what we can learn from Manchester.

Watch the Manchester City Talk that took place Thursday 29 January.



Rollin Stanley


Calgary City Talk

Rollin Stanley, general manager of Planning, Development and Assessment for Calgary, is lead the third City Talk on Thursday 5 March. As a key player in North American city planning and urbanisation projects Mr Stanley shared his experiences. Rollin, has previously worked in Toronto, St. Louis and the suburbs of Washington D.C., has a unique pool of experience to help Aberdeen consider different approaches as we look to the future.


Watch the Calgary City Talk that took place Thursday 5 March.

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