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RTPI past president Professor Graham Ashworth dies

Words: Laura Edgar

Professor Graham Ashworth, a past president of the RTPI, died on September 18, at the age of 80.

Raised in Plymouth and Bristol, Ashworth trained as an architect and studied at Liverpool University to gain his MCD.

Ashworth remained in the North-West and became involved in a range of working, including Operation Spring Clean, a two-year programme in which 65,000 people cleaned up their area, and the redevelopment of Liverpool Albert Docks.

Ashworth also worked in America and was a former president of the Foundation for Environmental Education as well as a former member of the UK Round Table on sustainable development.

He was made president of the RTPI in 1973, and in the same year he became Professor of Urban Environmental Studies at the University of Salford. In 1980, Ashworth was awarded a CBE.

A full obituary can be found here.

Professor Ashworth is pictured centre in 2013 with past Presidents, Peter Geraghty and Mike Hayes CBE