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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Better waste system. More recycling and greens bins, every house should have a designated one. More awareness about not littering. Keep the city clean.
A scheme recognising the venues that actually pay and/or support local artists
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.
Raise the profile of local businesses and creatives to encourage people to shop locally.
Homes for everyone. Quirky little shops.Wildflower planting. No drug problems. Regular family events, Farm shops selling their own produce.More Murals. Bike lanes. No cars in city centre.
Turn Wellgate into a mall dedicated to selling REPAIRED, RECYCLED & RESTORED secondhand bits and bobs
More space to cycle and walk, more events in public space and more wilderness in the city Get people outside and connected
Keep being green! Let wildlife in thrive again!
More guerrilla gardens around the bottoms of street trees and waste spaces.
Goodbye 9 til 5 Hello Flexibility
more mutual aid organising
Bringing back all the wonderful events that make Dundee. Flower and Food Festival, bonfire night, Easter in Camperdown, New Year in Town, Events in Slessor Gardens, Christmas in City Centre! Fun
art and culture orgs need to stop being cliques
A bigger conversation about mental health and suicide prevention. Bring young people together to talk about how best to tackle this city's overwhelming mental health problem.
Repopulate the city centre by converting commercial properties to good-quality, affordable homes for people of all ages.
The people are the sunshine of the city
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.
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.
Appreciate the simple things in life: walks, nature, great views, kindness, family/friends, being creative and community
Alternatives to the pubs! Incentives for small businesses to take up empty lots in the city centre, inc workshops & places to learn a new skill as well as late night coffee shops.
Environmental sustainability at the heart of every decision
Culture 👏 jobs 👏 that 👏 pay 👏 enough 👏 to 👏 live 👏 on 👏
More assistance that enables small businesses to open and flourish in empty shops/vacant spaces - especially those that prioritise creativity, community, and local economy.
Be more Doughnut. Meet the needs of everyone within the means of the planet.
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.
Sustainability with Access and equality at the heart. More disabled,D/deaf And neurodiverse lead initiatives for disabled creatives
Pick up your dog 💩
Business units in the arches under the rail bridge. Coffee shops /bakeries/galleries See Bristol for ideas 💡
Dancing in the streets
A CITY THAT TAKES MORE RISKS
Everything open past normal 'working hours'
Don't go back to the old 'normal'. Have a better work/life balance, spend time in the outdoors, appreciate family
decolonise dundee's cultural institutions
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.
More covered spaces outside where people can get together without getting rained on!
Build properly segregated cycle lanes so I can commute to town safely.
Develop community garden scheme in every area in Dundee planting food & vegetables. Brings the community together and provides healthy , locally grown food .
JAM & JUTE & JOURNALISM & JUSTICE
We need to continue to be kinder Dundonians - build community, friendships and infect the city with joy + hope!
More cycling friendly routes and connections throughout the WHOLE city.
Invest in apprenticeships for young people and people who are unemployed and aged 40+ - create new work opportunities in trades that are always needed.
Fewer single-occupancy car journeys. And an infrastucture that encourages that.
More support for small local businesses Popups in empty retail units A visitor information centre outside the train station instead of empty units City wide festival of culture
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.
More social hubs. And more exposure for them.
• Good cycling infrastructure making it a safe viable option • Re-think streets to allocate more space to non-car users • Proper supports that prioritise local business vs multinationals
A weekly market in the city centre for art, food and social connection!
Be more friendly and kind. Have more neighbourhood activities and shop local to support small businesses
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!
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!
Remote working means redistributing Big City Jobs to people in Dundee
Make more of our UNESCO City of Design status - have a design tsar to put design at the heart of everything the city does.
Encourage local people to move back into the city centre and halt the constant development of suburbs that promote car use and prevent the heart of Dundee from becoming a lively place day and night.
Make the arts accessible for all Turn "that's not for me" into "that's now for me"
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.
More cycle paths to encourage cycling for all
house the homeless 🏠
Cafes should stay open until later so that people can have more options of places to hang out later in the day other than bars. Alcohol culture is not for everyone.
A Food Culture that is healthy, based on local products and brings people together!
Keep shopping local - supporting local makers and producers and bakeries!
More shops and better quality retail in the city centre.
JOBS.
SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC AND (MORE) SPACES WHERE LIVE MUSIC HAPPENS
Just like the #DundeeSunGlasses 😎 We should have #DundeeReuseableBags 👜 To cut plastic bag waste... since lockdown, plastic bag usage has shot up! ☹️ LETS THINK GREEN
DUNDEE, TILL I SEE U NEXT I NEED TO SAY A FEW THINGS... DON'T BE AFRAID OF CHANGE. U HAVE A VOICE. USE IT. CURIOSITY IS A SUPERPOWER. WASH UR HANDS. WEAR A MASK. DON'T BE A DICK. LUV U PAL.
Sustainable food -produced and cooked locally. Events that small children can participate in at a safe distance. Information and support for flexi- and home schooling.
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
join a union
Create an economy that values wellbeing, health, and the environment. Not GDP. Not unsustainable growth. Not exuberant wealth.
Our future is bright. We just have to grab it!
Minimize the awful drugs per capita.
College courses for music and performing arts. Keep and foster talent in Dundee!
Resident's Parking Scheme!
NAE NAZIS IN DUNDEE
Finish the train station. Clean up your dog poo. Pick up more litter. Ban the gulls.
Stop building offices which block the view of the V&A; Stop building apartments which block the view of the Tay; Start promoting Dundee's burgeoning art scene and harnessing it's natural beauty!
The City Square for any DJ and live events. Possible drum and bass event outside.
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
Celebrate the selfless people who gave their time to make peoples lives that little bit less mundane in lockdown!
Think climate first. Carbon emissions and wildlife.
Keep up the slower pace of life from the start of lockdown less rush, less stress
Make it easy for businesses to be creative.
More help for disadvantaged people instead of **** like this.
council support for the creative arts through cheap + subsidised studio spaces in buildings that are just sitting empty
Make cycling and walking the easiest choice with safe, segregated, joined up routes.
More street art! So many blank doorways and walls which could be showcasing local art and history /culture.
Give graduates a reason to stay in Dundee. A lot of our best and brightest graduates leave to work elsewhere!
Better use of outdoor spaces! Pedestrianised roads with outdoor seating for cafes, restaurants and pubs (with awnings and heaters for chilly days) taking priority over cars.
HUGS. LOTS OF HUGS.
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.
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!
Further recognition of the contributions BIPoC have made to the City, and to actively celebrate them in Dundee's past, present and future.
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.
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.
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.
 Increase opportunities for safe, active travel with a larger network of cycle paths and footpaths.
Small grants for people with drying lawns to put a greenhouse & invest in planters, compost etc. Future proof post-Brexit food shortages, give people the power to grow their own!