Professor Emeritus David Yencken AO
David Yencken (1931-2019) was Professor Emeritus at the University of Melbourne, Patron of the Australian Conservation Foundation and an environmental researcher, author and editor. He was previously Head of the School of Environmental Planning at the University of Melbourne, Chairman of the Australian Heritage Commission and Secretary for Planning and Environment, Government of Victoria. He was awarded the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal, the Planning Institute of Australia Lifetime Achievement award, and the Lord Mayor’s Prize 2001. He was an Honorary Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, and in 1982 was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for services to conservation and history.