Dundee praised for inclusive growth

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Dundee has been highlighted as a leading example of a city-wide regeneration project providing inclusive growth, by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

The Council and partners have been praised for delivering a heritage and culture-led regeneration while strongly focusing on the identity of the city.

The RSA’s ‘Heritage for Inclusive Growth 2020’ report has developed a case study on Dundee highlighting “thriving local cultural and heritage sectors and renewed place-based pride and identity.” 

The report goes on to praise the proactive nature of the regeneration of the city through attracting opportunities and investment to Dundee, as well as the effects investment in culture and heritage can have on other sectors.

The report states: “Some cities with established international reputations and pedigrees can, to an extent, expect opportunities to come to them. Dundee is not such a city.

“Instead, the investment and opportunities which have occurred in the city have been due to the proactive work and constant effort of the council, organisations and civic leaders to drive the city forward.”

Additionally, the report highlights the positive way in which the public were engaged and included in the regeneration process. Furthermore, the case study found that redevelopment in the city through investment in schools and community hubs helped further inclusive growth.

Council Leader, Councillor John Alexander, said: “It’s very positive to see Dundee receive the recognition it deserves both locally and further afield.

“It is a great compliment that the city’s cultural-led regeneration project is praised in such high terms by the Royal Society of Arts.

“This report helps spread the message far and wide about the long-term transformation of Dundee’s waterfront and how this has benefits for the whole city.”

The ‘Heritage for Inclusive Growth 2020’ report can be viewed in full on the Royal Society of Arts website.

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