Ideas are just not enough for the city

The Press and Journal (Inverness) - - FEATURES -

SIr, – Coun­cil­lor Marie Boul­ton in her de­fence of the coun­cil’s record with re­gard to Aberdeen City Cen­tre (Press and Journal, Septem­ber 28) demon­strates that she has lit­tle or no un­der­stand­ing of the ex­act­ing de­mands of mod­ern ur­ban land­scap­ing.

Her re­sponse to Mr David Cran’s tren­chant crit­i­cism of the cur­rent state of the city cen­tre, Union Street in par­tic­u­lar, com­prised no more than a col­lec­tion of dis­parate el­e­ments, mostly cos­metic, that do not co­here into a vi­sion of the mod­ern city.

It was akin to equat­ing hous­ing ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign with paint­ing and dec­o­rat­ing a few rooms.

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