Reimagine Dundee.
What needs to
happen next?

We are living through extraordinary times. Reimagining our city’s future needs to involve us all. We Dundee is here to put the voices of citizens at the heart of that conversation.

The global Covid-19 crisis has shaped our experiences. Now is the time to tell us what you think should happen next. What are the things you would hold on to and what would you radically change for now and for our future generations?

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Make more of our UNESCO City of Design status - have a design tsar to put design at the heart of everything the city does.
decolonise dundee's cultural institutions
In a healthy cultural ecosystem, each tier of creative production plays a crucial role in the overall ecology and supports one another accordingly. Everything is interconnected & interdependent. MC
Let's create more outside spaces for pavement bars & cafés. Let's close some streets, widen pavements & encourage local businesses & artists to collaborate to make those spaces incredible!
house the homeless 🏠
Keep being green! Let wildlife in thrive again!
Create an economy that values wellbeing, health, and the environment. Not GDP. Not unsustainable growth. Not exuberant wealth.
A weekly market in the city centre for art, food and social connection!
Develop community garden scheme in every area in Dundee planting food & vegetables. Brings the community together and provides healthy , locally grown food .
SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC AND (MORE) SPACES WHERE LIVE MUSIC HAPPENS
Develop the creative industries within Dundee. For a city that has two universities with numerous art and design courses, we are lacking in jobs and opportunities within the creative industries.
Raise the profile of local businesses and creatives to encourage people to shop locally.
Culture 👏 jobs 👏 that 👏 pay 👏 enough 👏 to 👏 live 👏 on 👏
Just like the #DundeeSunGlasses 😎 We should have #DundeeReuseableBags 👜 To cut plastic bag waste... since lockdown, plastic bag usage has shot up! ☹️ LETS THINK GREEN
Make the city square into a social area with cafes/ outside eating as they do in most European cities. Have far more outdoor seating for cafes and bars throughout the city and cultural areas.
Be anti-racist Be anti-homophobic Be anti-ableist Be anti-transphobic Be anti-classist. The list goes on. We need to be actively fighting for everybody in Dundee, not just people we can see.
Wildlife needs to be prioritised more. Already with the ease of lockdown long grass and flowers have been mown, which had previously been great spots for pollinators. This needs to change.
A scheme recognising the venues that actually pay and/or support local artists
More low-cost housing in the city! New builds lately are all so-called luxury apartments... it's not "luxury" if they're built to the same standard as any modern home, it's just overpriced!
Support local businesses! Organise weekly food markets! Give space for outdoor sitting cafes, bars etc! More green in the city! Help students settle, find a place to live and a job in Dundee!
Pick up your dog 💩
Environmental sustainability at the heart of every decision
Everything open past normal 'working hours'
A Food Culture that is healthy, based on local products and brings people together!
I would love to see the wildness on the sides of the roads & parks remain.....and maybe even creep a bit further into built up areas.
more mutual aid organising
Invest in apprenticeships for young people and people who are unemployed and aged 40+ - create new work opportunities in trades that are always needed.
Build properly segregated cycle lanes so I can commute to town safely.
Just because it's the way it's always been done, doesn't mean it's right. We need to work together to challenge and change the systems that restrict and maniupulate us.
Minimize the awful drugs per capita.
We've learnt to appreciate what matters-good company, creativity and the outdoors. Recovery needs an emphasis on our oneness with each other, with creation and creativity will help this.
Restore Dundee street festival. Use all our green spaces esp Camperdown & Slessor Gardens for outdoor markets and family friendly events/ festivals Drop business rates to rejuvenate city centre areas
Don't go back to the old 'normal'. Have a better work/life balance, spend time in the outdoors, appreciate family
Fewer single-occupancy car journeys. And an infrastucture that encourages that.
More cycling friendly routes and connections throughout the WHOLE city.
Give graduates a reason to stay in Dundee. A lot of our best and brightest graduates leave to work elsewhere!
Think climate first. Carbon emissions and wildlife.
Appreciate the simple things in life: walks, nature, great views, kindness, family/friends, being creative and community
Aim for a circular economy. Both us and our +Dundee Council: work out ways to re-use and re-cycle better, abolish single-use. Do it. Cherish our world.
join a union
Make the arts accessible for all Turn "that's not for me" into "that's now for me"
Make it easy for businesses to be creative.
art and culture orgs need to stop being cliques
More guerrilla gardens around the bottoms of street trees and waste spaces.
Further recognition of the contributions BIPoC have made to the City, and to actively celebrate them in Dundee's past, present and future.
Engage the schemes in the cultural development of Dundee. Art of the people, by the people & for the people. Make the regeneration more than a regeneration of the waterfront.
Collbarative effort to try and reduce the amount of litter in the city and surrounding areas. Local authority, education providers and local media could all be involved.
Outdoor community groups, choirs in the park, plays in the wee ampitheatre. Proper cycle lanes - ALL OVER. Would love more independent shops, selling local produce.
Sustainability with Access and equality at the heart. More disabled,D/deaf And neurodiverse lead initiatives for disabled creatives