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CSLA Reminders

Awards of Excellence Call for Submissions

The deadline is January 25th. Learn more...

Legacy Project Award Call for Submissions

The deadline is January 4th. Learn more...

College of Fellows Call for Nominations

The deadline is January 15th. Learn more...

Glossary of Acronyms for Landscape Architecture

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Nuda Header.jpg2018 National Urban Design Awards Announced

OTTAWA, October 18, 2018 — The 12 projects receiving 2018 National Urban Design Awards reflect a range of ideas about reclaiming and enhancing public space while addressing challenges such as urban density, environmental sustainability, and affordability.

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MALA LOGO-Print.jpgMALA One Step Closer to the Registered Landscape Architects' Act

The Registered Landscape Architects Act is scheduled for a first reading in the Manitoba Legislature the third week of October.  It will be introduced by MLA Jon Reyes. The second reading, which includes the formal debate and a vote, is scheduled for Tuesday, October 30, 2018.  

Many thanks are extended to all current members of the MALA Name Act Taskforce (Ute Holweger, Co-Chair; Chantal Alary, Co-Chair; David Bodnarchuk; Bhavana Bonde; Maggie Bonnetta; Monica Giesbrecht; and Bob Somers) and lobbyist Mohammad Almaleki for making this a reality!


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The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) held its annual conference in Toronto from September 26-29. CLARB is better known to most members as the agency that manages the L.A.R.E.  CLARB also works to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare by establishing and promoting professional licensure standards with their members being the licensure boards across the United States, Canada (AB, BC, ON) and Puerto Rico. 

This year’s conference focused on disruption and how to manage for the future. With attendees from 38 states, as well as the Canadian members, we were able to gain insight into current best practices and plan together to support licensure for the future. Michelle Legault, CSLA Executive Director, attended the conference on behalf of the CSLA.


In Memoriam

Don Wuori - It is with profound sadness that we report that Don Wuori, MBCSLA, passed away on September 17, 2018 with his family at his side.     He worked with Justice & Webb Ltd. in Vancouver, BC, Ross/Ruggles  Inc. in Toronto, ON,  Eikos Design and his own firm – Don Wuori Design Studio. Don  was also  a partner in the firm Guzzi Perry Wuori.  He was a founding principal Philips Wuori Long (now PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.).  Most recently Don was the Senior Landscape Architect with EKISTICS Town Planning.  Don was a major influence on the public spaces locally and around the globe.  Don worked on award winning projects in BC, Alberta, the US, Portugal, India, China, Malaysia, Russia and Syria.


logo new in .jpg_0.jpgLACF Annual Grants Program

It is that  "Call for Proposals" time of year again.  As the dreamy summer days are replaced with the focus of Fall, LACF invites you to submit proposals and projects for funding through the LACF Annual Grants Program.  Deadline for submissions is November 9.

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Button.pngAdaptation Primers Available as a Free Download from the CSLA Website: Colleen S.L. Mercer Clarke and Alexander J. Clarke Share Valuable Research on Climate Adaptation

The Primers are divided into four manuals:

  • Primer One summarizes current science on climate change, and what it means for Canada.
  • Primer Two focuses on framing policy and planning approaches to mitigation and adaptation with special emphasis on building resilience, designing for positive transformation, and ensuring sustainability in ecosystems and societies.
  • Primer Three provides an overview of the opportunities to create resilient communities that enhance public well-being, integrate nature, and ensure a prosperous future.
  • Primer Four focuses on the options for response to rising waters, ranging from persisting in place to migration to better circumstances. 

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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?


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