Career & Resources

The CSLA develops, supports, and delivers resources to support the work of students, CSLA members as well as provide information to non-members about the profession and the Association. This includes information on Landscapes/Paysages, the professional journal of landscape architecture in Canada; monthly CSLA Bulletins featuring items of interest to the Landscape Architecture community; information on related Canadian and International Landscape Architecture publications; and links to related associations, organizations and resources.

CSLA Growth Strategy Presentation
Landscape Architecture Body Of Knowledge Task Force Report (LABOK)

The LABOK Task Force Report documents the results of a comprehensive study to identify the ‘core competencies’ shared by the profession in general that help define the profession, and what identifies the fundamentally areas of knowledge and skills/competency that are core to the profession of landscape architecture. The LABOK study was received by the CSLA Board of Governors as information and is not considered CSLA policy.

History of Cultural Form

The History of Cultural Form is a web-based course which examines the evolution of landscape design from the Prehistoric to the Picturesque. This survey broadly explores a range of built form that includes architecture, structures, gardens, countryside, city planning, and urban open spaces. Unlike other survey history courses a designer’s perspective is taken on the material, analyzing the principles and theory that are evident in these historic landscapes. The student is encouraged to see the past as a precedent for the present – to uncover the landscape legacy in the world around them.

UNESCO Chair in Landscape and Environmental Design

Université of Montréal has announced the creation of a UNESCO Chair in Landscape and Environmental Design (February 2004)

Growing the Profession in Canada

Growing the Profession in Canada documents the proceedings of the workshop held in September 2001 as part of the annual Congress of the CSLA/AAPC. The workshop drew together a cross-section of individuals, from students and young practitioners to those who have had many years of experience guiding the affairs of our profession. The purpose was to share ideas on growing the profession of landscape architecture, including means of increasing our numbers and our influence. Included in this report are the visions, barriers, and strategies identified by workshop participants.