Aberdeen: In tough times, whose job is it to plan for the future?

Oil rigs near Aberdeen

I visited Aberdeen in 2016, when the oil price was ultra-low and the city was facing massive job losses and an uncertain future. With Sam Pickard (ODI) I wrote for NEF about what should be done for a just transition for the city.


“City-scale transitions like the move away from oil and gas, at whatever level you’re tackling them, are of course about plans and investment and political leadership, but also about visioning, engagement, and bottom-up dialogue.”