The Future of Aberdeen City Centre and the Beach
Aberdeen City Council is committed to ensuring that our City Centre and Beach are places that the people of Aberdeen are proud of and enjoy spending time in. We also want to make sure our city and beachfront are both attractive and enjoyable places for people to visit and invest in.
What has happened already and what is next?
The City Centre Masterplan was first approved in 2015. Since then we have made a number of achievements, including the completion of Aberdeen Art Gallery, the Music Hall, Marischal Square and Broad Street.
Over the coming months we will see completion of Provost Skene’s House and the regeneration of Union Terrace Gardens.
Impact of Covid-19 and what have we learned?
Over the last year, we have gained a greater appreciation of what our city has to offer. We have also developed a better understanding of the important role that good quality public spaces can have to supporting and improving health and wellbeing. This was seen by the number of people visiting areas of the city such as the Beach during the easing of lockdown restrictions. We also had to respond to challenges presented by Covid-19 such as providing safe spaces for pedestrian movement and access to local businesses, e.g. pedestrianisation of parts of Union Street.
What happens next?
It is important to reflect on what we have achieved and what we still have to do, but we must also consider what we have learned over the past year. One important task is to consider how our city can be more family friendly and focused on the needs of children and young people.
We are asking you to imagine that you are responsible for the future of the City Centre and Beach and what you think is most important. You have 500 points to give out and must allocate all of these points.
This exercise has been designed to discover what parts of the City Centre and the Beach are most important to you and will inform and influence the decisions that Aberdeen City Council take.
Open until Friday 2 July 2021
Thank you for taking part.
If you have any queries, would like to give us feedback or require information in alternative formats, please use the comments boxes in the link or email us at CCMP@aberdeencity.gov.uk
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