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The Green City seminar series – Swansea


17.10.2019 Swansea

The Green City seminar series – Swansea

Thursday 17 October 2019, 12:30 to 15:30

The Brangwyn, Guildhall, Swansea, SA1 4PE


  • 12:30 Arrival and sign-in
    Lunch served

  • 13:15 Welcome and introduction to Green Cities
    Dr Bruce Howard, Director, Ecosystems Knowledge Network (confirmed)

  • 13:20 The importance of our living infrastructure
    Julie James AM, Minister for Housing and Local Government (confirmed)

  • 13:30 Why greening our towns and cities is vital for their future success
    Judy Ling Wong OBE CBE, Honorary President, Black Environment Network and Founding Trustee, National Park City Foundation (confirmed)

  • 13.45 The economic benefits of greening towns and cities
    Peter Holt, Senior Engineer, Arup (confirmed)

  • 14.00 Break

  • 14.25 Swansea’s central area – regenerating our city for wellbeing and wildlife
    Penny Gruffydd, Sustainable Policy Officer and Fran Rolfe, Sustainable Places Officer, Natural Resources Wales (confirmed)

  • 14.45 Making it happen: Greener Grangetown
    Ian Titherington, Lead Officer (Drainage), City of Cardiff Council (confirmed)

  • 15.05 Questions and discussion with speakers and audience

  • 15:30 Closing comments and thanks

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