Living Together – Housing in Dundee discussion event

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :
Our exhibition on the history of housing in Dundee, Living Together, finishes next week after a hugely popular run. 
Using photographs, artworks and architects’ designs, the exhibition explores some of the most common forms of houses in Dundee, with a particular focus on communal and social housing – from Victorian tenements to pioneering council houses, post-war multis, student halls of residence and more.
To mark the end of the show, on Friday 24th January at 5pm we’re hosting an evening of short talks and discussion around the themes of the exhibition, with informal presentations in the gallery and more formal talks in the Baxter suite next door. 
Dr Lorens Holm, Reader in Architecture, will discuss the legacy of 19th century tenements. Dr Susan Mains, Lecturer in Human Geography, will explore the connections between urban geography and artistic representations of cities. Finally, Architecture students Santianna Stathopoulou, Nikolas Gravos, Leo Hao and Sean Wee will talk about ‘studentification’ in Dundee and its effect on housing.
Please join us in the Lamb Gallery on the first floor of the Tower Building for a stimulating evening.   Admission is free but it would be helpful if you could book a place here.

Getting things done – lighting at Miller’s Wynd car park #dundeewestend

There has rightly been much anger and concern over the council’s decision to start charging for use of seven of the car parks in the West End.
It seems to rather rub salt in the wounds that the lighting in the Miller’s Wynd car park has now failed, plunging the car park into darkness at nights.
I have therefore asked the council to repair this as soon as possible and certainly before the car park charges commence.

Central and East Regional Fair Trade Session

The Scottish Fair Trade Forum is running a series of sessions across Scotland to give supporters a chance to find our more about Fair Trade.
It aims to make these sessions as informal and practical as possible: we want you to leave feeling energised and empowered with new ideas, connections and up-to-date information on Fair Trade.  
Sessions cover topics such as: 
–        Fair Trade campaigning in the climate emergency
–        Harnessing the power of social media for Fair Trade campaigning
–        Procurement
… and includes :
–        Opportunities to meet other supporters
–        Lunch and Fairtrade tea & coffee!
The Dundee event is this Saturday – 18th January – 11am to 1.30pm at the Dalhousie Building in the University of Dundee.
You can read more about this and book a place here.

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend

Nethergate (West Marketgait to Park Place) – closed westbound from Monday 20 January for 5 days for Virgin Media work.
A90 at Swallow roundabout – overnight (7.30pm – 6.30am) eastbound lane closure on Friday 17 January for carriageway patching works.
Marketgait – various off peak lane closures from Monday 13 January for one week for street lighting lantern replacement works.
Forthcoming Roadworks
Perth Road (at River Crescent) – temporary traffic lights for one week from Monday 20 January for Scottish Water work.
Nethergate (West Marketgait to Queens Hotel car park entrance) – closed westbound from Monday 20 January for 5 working days for Virgin Media duct installation works.
Blackness Road (at Peddie Street) – temporary traffic lights on Sunday 26 January for Scottish Water work.