Our Journey To Transforming a City09/11/17
Representatives from the private and public sectors across Scotland visited Dundee this week to learn about the city’s ambitions regeneration.
The conference, which was run by the Improvement Service, used some of the brightest talents in the city to showcase the real and tangible transformation that the city is going through.
Council Leader Councillor John Alexander, welcomed guests to Dundee to discuss the bold plans the city is putting in place. Councillor Alexander discussed the journey Dundee has taken, highlighting that the city must not be shy of taking risks.
A key theme of the conference was culture, with Dundee bidding to be European Capital of Culture 2023.
Key speakers such as Stewart Murdoch, from Leisure and Culture Dundee and Gillian Easson from Creative Dundee were on hand to talk about Dundee’s cultural regeneration and showcase the amazing array of culture that resides in the city.
Visitors were treated to a City Safari, where they got the opportunity to experience the city’s transformation by visiting the waterfront, the Lochee Community Hub, and The Crescent.
A key part of moving the city forward is the Tay Cities Deal, Ellis Watson, Chair of the Tay Cities Enterprise Executive, was at the conference offering his thoughts on the importance of the city deal to the region.