Dundee’s City Values

Do you want to get involved with UNESCO City of Design? Do you want to help change Dundee for the future?


The UK’s first UNESCO City of Design now has a ‘City Values’ agreement which shows Dundee’s commitment to using design to improve people’s lives.

Companies, organisations and creative practitioners based in Dundee are invited to show their commitment to the City Values, which include promoting social justice, raising aspirations, and involving communities in collaboratively designing services and solutions.

Dundee became the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design in December 2014, and is one of only 16 cities in the world to hold the prestigious title.

The UNESCO award recognises Dundee’s global impact on design – from biomedical research and drug discovery to world-renowned entertainment including The Beano and Grand Theft Auto – and its ambitions to use design as part of the city’s regeneration.

Throughout 2015 a small coordinating team – including representatives of Dundee City Council, Abertay University, Creative Dundee and the University of Dundee – has been developing the programme of work for the coming years, working with the Dundee Partnership.

The City Values document was approved earlier this year by the Dundee Partnership, the city’s community planning partnership. This group includes Dundee City Council, Scottish Enterprise, NHS Tayside, Dundee’s two leading universities and Dundee & Angus College.

Download the City Values, sign and return it and we’ll send you the UNESCO City of Design Dundee logo to put proudly on your website!

The full City Values agreement is available here.




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