David Jackman received his award at a prestigious awards ceremony held in London in November.

David Jackman received his award at a prestigious awards ceremony held in London in November.

David Jackman, an alumnus of the School, has been named as 'International Standards Setter of the Year' by the UK's national standards body - the British Standards Institution (BSI).

The 2016 BSI Standards Awards winners were announced on Thursday the 17th of November at a prestigious awards ceremony held in London.

David, who attended the School of Geography from 1978-81, is now based in Cumbria and has led the development of UK standards on sustainable development and sustainable communities for over 10 years, designing the UK standards and a new international standard - ISO 37101 - an ambitious framework for planning, evaluating and running Sustainable, Smart and Resilient Communities - especially world cities. The UK standards were used in the London Olympics 2012.

His current work is on the purpose and maturity of community, while further guidance on 'big-data' and good governance is being added during 2017. The pilot city is Hangzhou.