The role that Dundee’s historic relationship with the sea is playing in the city’s regeneration will be explored during a series of lectures taking place at the University of Dundee next week. The talks take place at the University’s Matthew Building on Tuesday, 4th March. The event comprises three lectures designed to bring together students, practitioners and the general public around the management of our marine and maritime resources.
RICS Scotland Awards shortlist 2014 announced Scotland’s most impressive new and regenerated building projects will go head-to-head in the RICS Scotland Awards as the shortlist for 2014 is announced. Atria Edinburgh + EICC Expansion, Dundee Waterfront, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village, Prime Four Business Park and SSE Hydro make up some of the projects competing across the country. (Full shortlist below)
A new research network will see Abertay University and the V&A working with international partners to discover new ways of displaying game design in museums. The project, titled Video Games in the Museum, is one of six new networks funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to help shape the future of video game innovation. Academic, cultural and industry partners will take part in a series of workshops starting in March 2014 at the V&A in London and running until the autumn of 2015.
AROUND 700 local tourism jobs could be created in the next four years according to a new report which describes the outlook for the sector as “very positive”. The report by consultants SQW, predicts that with UK and international economies improving, the arrival of the V&A at Dundee, the regeneration of the waterfront and new hotel and leisure developments, the number of visitors to Dundee, and the wider City Region, should increase.
Greater collaboration between the North East and Tayside business communities will help ensure long term sustainable economic growth for both economies, delegates at a Dundee Waterfront roadshow in Aberdeen are to be told next week. “Aberdeen and Dundee city and regional economies are strong and growing but we need to ensure their long-term competitiveness by encouraging and enabling greater collaboration between the two economies”, Mike Galloway, Director of City Development with Dundee will say.
Dundee Waterfront – the UK’s third most active regeneration project – is calling upon the UK hospitality industry to share in a £1 billion tourism revenue bonanza forecast for the city between 2015 and 2025.
Leisure and tourism businesses are to be urged to share in £1 billion of tourism revenue forecast to be generated by the major capital investment underway in Dundee Waterfront.