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Sir Howard Bernstein awarded Happold Medal

Posted: 5th April 2005

The CIC and the Happold Trust hosted the fourth Happold Medal Lecture on Monday 4 April, a regular event held in memory of the CIC’s first chairman, Professor Sir Edmund (Ted) Happold.
Sir Howard Bernstein, was presented with the Happold Medal at the ICE in London, following his lecture on the Regeneration of Manchester. Continuing the sustainability theme of past Happold Lectures, Sir Howard talked passionately about the importance of sustainability to Manchester and the tremendous regeneration that is taking place in the city. The importance of positive planning, high quality design, and the need to ensure benefits are captured by local people were all key themes in Sir Howard’s lecture.

Michael Dickson, Chair of the Happold Trust and former Chairman of the CIC said:
“ Sir Howard’s lecture The Regeneration of Manchester revealed the exceptional civic leadership and wide ranging and holistic principles that are the prerequisite of civic, economic and social regeneration. It laid out a useful model for the creation of Regional Centres elsewhere in the UK where high quality design in the broadest sense is central to the creation of outstanding urban brand. His story was a fascinating illustration of a city seizing the opportunity to make itself relevant and sustainable through a set of measurable goals. Indeed urban sustainability was the theme that linked this year’s CIC Happold lecture to those given previously by Sir Crispin Tickell , Amory Lovins and Tessa Tennant whose title was Building Sustainable Britain plc.”
Sir Howard Bernstein’s lecture will be published shortly by CIC.