Creating a Smart, Liveable city, Cardiff

5 April, 2016 | 17:30 - 19:30

What makes a sustainable city?
What makes a sustainable city?

About this event

Jane Forshaw, of Green Growth Wales, will be sharing ideas from across the world on ways in which other people have to designed cities which keep people healthy, fit, engaged and living sustainable and independent lives.

She will also promote a dedication to Innovation, being the continuous and relentless pursuit of better solutions for cities and citizens.

It is hoped that this presentation will prove thought provoking and even inspirational.


Jane Forshaw

Jane Forshaw
Jane Forshaw

Jane Forshaw is a Project Director with Local Partnerships delivering a Welsh Government programme called Green Growth Wales, which accelerates deliver of energy projects for the public sector. Prior to that she was Director of Environment at Cardiff Council with a remit to deliver environmental services and energy infrastructure, and push for innovation working with pioneers like Bloomberg's Innovation Lab.

She came to Cardiff having been Assistant Director for Green Enterprises at Stoke on Trent City Council, where her remit included decarbonising Stoke-on-Trent and finding use from the City's environmental assets - be it public open space or renting out Council house roofs.

Prior to that she was Head of Environmental Policy at the Homes and Communities Agency, which included work on zero carbon homes and creation and oversight of the Government's £21m Low carbon infrastructure fund. She joined HCA from CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments) where she was Chief Executive for two years.

Her role included supporting Communities & Local Government in implementing the National Brownfield Strategy. Previously, Jane was Chief Executive of Urban Mines, an environmental charity, for over four years, which was dedicated to creating wealth from waste.

Jane's areas of specialisation include sustainability, energy infrastructure, low carbon enterprise, and waste management. She completed her Environmental Sciences Degree with First Class Honours from Salford University and holds qualifications in Waste Management, and Excellence in Communication. Jane is also a Fellow of LEAD (international organisation for Leaders in Environment and Development)