The 2015 medalists were ambitious and courageous, challenging conventional practices and wisdom, rediscovering and reclaiming existing assets and creating new ones in the process. Each winner engaged people and institutions in the community, creating collective buy-in and ownership, and persevered in the face of challenges and setbacks, staying focused on their goals and true to their values.

The winners demonstrated significant aspiration and ambition, challenging the conventional and tackling big problems in novel ways..


  • Process and Context Matter
  • Addressing Critical Issues
  • Courage and Perseverance
  • Aspiration and Innovation in Crafting Novel Solutions
  • Building and Strengthening Communities