July 2017 

Important Reminders:

  1. Register for the 2017 Congress of the World Design Summit, and purchase tickets for tours hosted by the CSLA and the AAPQ
  2. Buy the Canadian Landscape Standard, and
  3. Participate in the third edition of the Canadian Landscape Portfolio (see below)

    The Third Edition of the Canadian Landscape Portfolio - From Dreamed Landscapes to the Landscapes of our Dreams - Is Now Accepting Submissions

Use #clpcanada for images from Canada and #clpifla for images from around the world

2017-04-07 CSLA Poster - Dreamscape Updates r2.jpgThe theme of the third edition of the Canadian Landscape Portfolio is about DREAMS and we are ready to receive your photo submissions. Once again, the PORTFOLIO collection will continue to illustrate and be inspired by the principles and values of the Canadian Landscape Charter. The theme "From Landscapes of your Dreams to Dreamed Landscapes" seeks to attract a broad range of participants by inviting landscape architects from around the world as well as the general public to submit photos. This time around, submissions will be accepted from CSLA members, members of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and the general public. 

For details on how to submit your photos online, visit our portal for either "Landscape Architects" or the "General Public"


Ottawa – 28 June 2017 - The CSLA College of Fellows will welcome four new members to the College of Fellows during the Congress of the World Design Summit to be held at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal on October 19th, 2017, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the profession over an extended period of time. They are:

  • Glen Manning, MALA, OALA, SALA, CSLA - for Executed Works, Service to the Community or the Public and Direct Service to the Society
  • Joanne Moran, OALA, CSLA - for Direct Service to the Society
  • Claude Potvin, AAPQ, CSLA - for Direct Service to the Society and Administrative Professional Work in Public Agencies
  • R. Mark Schollen OALA, CSLA - for Executed Works and Professional Writing

Read the Press Release...

CSLQ0217 282x369px.JPGMessy: L|P Magazine's New Issue Available Now

Exactly how much can you capture on a 5 x 5 cocktail napkin? Well – Grand Central Station, perhaps. 

Caroline Lavoie shows us her award-winning cocktail napkin drawing, but also expands on the theme of messy drawing: how to capture the energy and essence of place, by beginning with 60-second sketches that ultimately take on a life of their own.

Read about this and more in the new issue of L|P magazine...

The Ville de Montréal Launches an International Multidisciplinary Competition for the Design of Places de Montréalaises

The Ville de Montreal has just launched an international multidisciplinary landscape architecture competition for the design of Place des Montréalaises. The City is seeking to source the most innovative and creative design ideas for the permanent construction of this new public place, including a pedestrian overpass, to be built in the area around Champ-de-Mars métro station. Place des Montréalaises is part of the wider Champ-de-Mars Sector Project, the objective of which is to restore ties between the historic city and its former faubourgs, and to enhance the high-quality network of public spaces between Square Victoria and Square Viger.

The competition is international in scope and will be held in two stages: Stage 1 consists of anonymous proposals, while in Stage 2, a maximum of five jury-selected finalists will submit service offerings, for which they will be compensated.

Some numbers from the competition budget:
  • $86,975, plus taxes: lump-sum payment to a maximum of five finalists to expand on their proposals
  • $5,790,000, plus taxes: maximum amount to be paid to the winner in professional service fees
  • $34,080,000, plus taxes: construction budget for the public place and the new pedestrian overpass
Deadline: September 26, 2017, noon EDT

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities offers CSLA Members a Discount to the Green Roof Training Series 

The training will be held in Calgary, July 26-27, 2017. CSLA members will receive a 10% training discount. Please use code 'CSLA10' upon registration

CSLA CC Position Paper (1)_Page_1.jpgCSLA Adopts a Revised Climate Change Position Paper

The CSLA believes that to ensure a prosperous future within a changing climate we must create a society which has:

  • an enhanced capacity for resilience,
  • a willingness to transform to a better state, and
  • a commitment to ensuring the long-term sustainability of environments, cultures and well-being.

CLICK HERE to learn more...

FCM's new Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program

Extreme storms, hotter summers, colder winters, rising sea levels, flooding and drought. These are just some examples of the new reality of climate change for many Canadian communities. FCM's new Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program provides funding, training and resources to help municipalities adapt to the impacts of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Learn more...

bannière CSLA 2.png2017 World Design Congress and Summit - IFLA, CSLA, AAPQ and the World

The World Design Summit, to be held in October 16th to 19th, 2017 at Montréal's Palais des congrès, will assemble 4,500 delegates from 80 countries, representing six disciplines: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design and Urban Planning.

CLICK HERE to submit an abstract, learn about the keynote speakers, read the provisional program and to register for the event

NAFTA-landing-page-text-eng_1000x580.jpgConsultation on NAFTA

The Government of Canada is launching its consultation process on the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the aim of seeking informed views on Canadian interests on trade and investment. Learn more...

IFLA Student Design Competition

The CSLA and the AAPQ are hosting the 2017 IFLA Student Design Competition during the 2017 World Design Summit and Congress. All landscape architecture students are invited to participate.

CLICK HERE to download the Student Design Competition Brief

Cdn Landscape Standard Cover ENG.pngThe Canadian Landscape Standard Will Now Include the Nursery Stock Standard

Based on the highly successful British Columbia Landscape Standard, the CLS is a single, authoritative resource for landscape construction projects across Canada. If you have purchased the CLS, you will receive a revised copy which includes the Nursery Stock Standard.

CLICK HERE to learn more...

The MIT Press Offers CSLA Members a Generous Discount

The MIT Press is offering CSLA members a 30% discount on all titles in the landscape architecture list ordered directly from their website at https://mitpress.mit.edu/. The discount code is MCSLA30 - it can be used more than once and for multiple titles, is good for both print and e-editions, and will not expire. Learn more about John R. Stilgoe's What is Landscape?

CSLA Members Save Insurance Costs Through Mumby Insurance Inc.

Mumby's disability insurance plan is much more affordable than other plans and members benefit from up to 60% off on group home and auto. Learn more...