City council leader John Alexander has been accused of telling other authorities to "do as I say, not as I do" after he hailed new workplace parking levy powers - then ruled out using them in Dundee.
More high tech innovations such a 'smart bins' and 'intelligent street lighting' will be installed in Perth and Dundee after a European funding boost.
The leaders of all six city council authorities in Scotland have given their support for Dundee's bid to become European Capital of Culture 2023.
Five years on from the restoration of Perth’s city status, the benefits continue to gain momentum.
Scotland's seven cities have joined together to call for a new working relationship with the UK and Scottish governments to allow them to reach their full economic potential.