Jam is a sustainability + planning consultancy with offices in Glasgow and Berlin working throughout the UK.
“ We are at a unique stage in our history. Never before have we had such an awareness of what we are doing to the planet, and never before have we had the power to do something about that. Surely we all have a responsibility to care for our Blue Planet. The future of humanity and indeed, all life on earth, now depends on us.”
SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH
Jam is a sustainability + planning consultancy with offices in Glasgow and Berlin working throughout the UK. The practice was set up by Jane Mulcahey in 2006 and brings together the two disciplines of sustainability + planning to ensure the delivery of sustainable development.
Planning provides the mechanism to ensure that sustainable development is achieved and is crucial for its successful delivery. Emphasis needs to move from a focus on pure economics to a recognition that social and environmental factors are equally important for balanced, sustainable communities to be realised.
In order to show the company’s commitment to sustainable development Jam has become a member of the SME Climate Hub, part of the United Nations Race to Zero initiative. The initiative encourages businesses to measure emissions and set targets to curb emissions from both the organisation's internal and external operations.
Sustainability + Planning Director
MRTPI (Hons) Town Planning
Jane Mulcahey is the founder and Director of Jam. Jane is a highly experienced consultant and project manager, known for her attention to detail, having worked in the field of sustainability + planning for over thirty years, in both the public and private sectors. A committed advocate of sustainability throughout her career, Jane has sought to embed such principles both within the company’s own operations and in the services it provides.
Jane’s experience includes the preparation of Sustainability Strategies for masterplanning projects covering complex urban regeneration schemes and large new garden settlements across the UK. Jane is a specialist in Sustainability Appraisals (SAs) and audits and is recognised as a leader in the field.
Her work includes both the preparation and critical review of SAs; site option appraisals; as well as the preparation of written representations and acting as an Expert Witness for Local Plan Examinations.
Jane is also experienced in the co-ordination and review of Environmental Impact Assessments for high profile schemes and is well versed in sustainability + planning policy and regulations.
“ To deliver sustainable development is complex but through an evidence based approach, change is possible. Such a shift has been established through Jam’s work, in collaboration with others, showing there is the appetite for a new way of living: which respects the environment; is inclusive for all members of society; and ensures a strong future economy. ”
Jane Mulcahey, Director
Since the practice was set up in 2006 the company’s work has been recognised through various awards as well as contributions of expert advice to research and policy documents.
SOUTH ESSEX STRATEGIC
GREEN + BLUE INFRASTRUCTURE STUDY
The South Essex Strategic Green + Blue Infrastructure Study was prepared on behalf of the Association of Essex Local Authorities (ASELA). The proposals are framed within the ambitious vision for the delivery of a new regional South Essex Estuary Park (SEE PARK).
Comprehensive analysis and policy recommendations ensure the benefits are understood to enable best practice to be embedded within the planning documents and decisions guiding future development.
The study has been awarded several awards for its approach to climate change and nature recovery.
“ SEE Park is much more than a Park. It is a comprehensive environmental initiative to drive effective place shaping, and to ensure levelling up for the most deprived communities. It is a game-changer for South Essex and provides an exemplary model of resilience for other communities nationally and internationally.”
Councillor Chris Hossack, ASELA
Winner of ‘Future Project - Planning WAFX Award 2022’ for projects addressing societal and environmental challenges, which promote innovative thinking, problem solving and design vision.
Finalist in the ‘Planning for the Natural Environment’ category for work, which demonstrates how professional planning work has been used to improve or protect the natural environment.
Finalist in the ‘Best Plan’ category, which demonstrates excellent practice in Plan making.
Winner of the following awards:
Excellence in Tackling Climate Change
Excellence in Landscape Planning + Assessment.
Winner of the following awards:
Best Landscape Architecture UK
Best Landscape Architecture East of England.
RTPI NET ZERO TRANSPORT RESEARCH PROJECT 2020
Jam was selected to participate in the RTPI’s study on place-based solutions to net zero carbon transport. The study aims to explore the pathways to achieving ‘Net Zero’ through smart and integrated spatial and transport planning, whilst supporting economic growth, healthy lifestyles and a better environment. The project was led by LDA Design with partners City Science and Vectos.
LOCAL PLAN ROUTE MAPPER, PAS 2019
The Planning Advisory Service (PAS) Local Plan Route Mapper was designed to help Local Authorities navigate the plan making process. Jam provided advice on the SA process.
The South Essex Green and Blue Infrastructure Study has received the following awards and nominations
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