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RTPI Fellow, Graham Shaylor, awarded the Lunar Medal in Birmingham

11 January 2017

Graham Shaylor Lunar Medal Recipient 2017 Birmingham

Graham Shaylor (pictured left), ex-Birmingham council officer was awarded the Lunar Medal at the Lunar Society Annual Dinner in Birmingham.

Graham was City Planning Officer and then Director of Development from 1974 to 1990. He led the Inner City Partnership team from 1980 to 1990, and successfully pioneered new approaches to regeneration.

He was awarded an OBE in 1986 for his achievements including breaking the ‘concrete collar’ of the inner ring road to bring in the Centennial Square, Brindley Place and Bull Ring developments, which have shaped the centre of Birmingham today.

He has been a member of the RTPI for nearly 60 years and became a Fellow, one of the highest professional achievements, in 1970.

Graham said:

“Having been a re-founding member of the Lunar Society, I was extremely touched that they chose me as a medal recipient. The Society continues to provoke and encourage thought and discussion amongst Birmingham’s thinkers, which is as important as ever.”

Alan Wenban-Smith MRTPI, Chairman of the Lunar Society, said:

“I am delighted that the committee chose Graham as this year’s recipient. He is a truly deserving medallist and the impact that his work had on our city is still keenly felt.”  

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