The majority of people around the world, now live in towns and cities. Cardiff is among the fastest growing cities in the UK. This session will look at the latest research around actions that need to be taken to improve the health and well-being of citizens living in these ever changing environments and will highlight new and exciting projects being undertaken by some of the leading business Wales and the UK. The Urban Well-being theme will look at the innovative solutions being developed to create a healthy urban environment for people in Wales.
Alan Hendry, Jacobs
Jacobs will highlight their involvement in the SMART Cities – Smart Living agenda working on a number of innovative projects throughout Wales with the Welsh Government and Local Authorities.
Fergus O’Brien, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water
Dŵr Cymru are introducing a range off innovative schemes across Wales to improve urban well-being prevent damage from flooding. Dwr Cymru’s Rainscape project won the Sustainable Innovation award in the Sustain Wales Award 2016. The Summit will highlight this project as well as a pilot in Llanelli to reduce pollution and create greener and cleaner communities.