During the first week of the Collaborative Urban Path: Aberdeen 2019 the students participated of an assets and challenges workshop. The workshop allowed the students to discuss current topics affecting the city, particularly North Dee. Students discuss the role and value of historic buildings, while exploring possible reuse. The walkability within the area was a recurrent point in the discussion, as the area is predominantly dominated by motor vehicles. The workshop served as precures to design stage.
The workshop included participant from the city council, Aberdeen City Heritage Trust, and Robert Gordon University including; Sandra Omondi, Roy Brown, Sinclair Laing, Douglas Campbell, David Dunne, Ross Wilson, Richard Brough, Robert Forbes, Kristian Smith, Donna Laing, Sepideh Hajisoltani, Matthew Easton, Gordon McLean, Michael Cowie, and Cecilia Zecca