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Important Reminders:

  1. Register for the 2017 Congress of the World Design Summit, and purchase tickets for tours and the CSLA Awards gala hosted by the CSLA and the AAPQ
  2. Submit an abstract for the 2018 CSLA-OALA Conference
  3. Complete the Continuing Education Survey (see below)
  4. Purchase the Canadian Landscape Standard

CSLA Members are Invited to Complete the Continuing Education Survey

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) and the component associations invite you to complete a survey on continuing education and the development of the profession. 
As you may know, continuing education is a vital element of your career. It encourages professionals to expand their foundation of knowledge, stay up to date on new developments, technologies and practices, maintains and improves professional competence, helps with career progression and ensures that you comply with regulatory requirements in your jurisdiction. The deadline is October 15th, 2017.

Take the survey...

2018 CSLA and OALA Confererence: Call for AbstractsOALA Logo_1.jpg

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) together with the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) invite qualified experts to submit abstracts for oral presentations (concurrent sessions, 30 minutes in length) to be made at the upcoming 2018 CSLA-OALA Conference scheduled to be held in
Toronto, Ontario, April 5th to 7th, 2018. Prese5. CSLA LOGO Congress.jpgntations are scheduled on April 6th and 7th and we expect 350 to 400 delegates to be present.

The deadline for submitting an abstract is October 6th, 2017

Learn more...

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In October, 2017, Montreal will host the World Design Summit and Congress, positioning itself as an international rendez-vous for professionals of all stripes believing that an open practice of design has the capacity to improve the world we live in. Many professional congresses will precede the Summit, bringing the “creators and thinkers” from the six participating design disciplines to the city, to share ideas and identify common values. The Congres’s overarching goal is to initiate a long overdue movement to “break out of the silos” that separate the professions, and initiate global conversations followed by tangible projects.

In the 2018 spring issue of LANDSCAPES|PAYSAGES , we will explore how “Design” is crucial to the betterment of our world, and how the domain of landscape architecture can be key to finding interdisciplinary ways to resolve some of the problems that plague our society at the beginning of this new millennia.

To explore more specifically how landscape architecture can positively impact our living environment, various key themes were identified:

  • Beyond sustainability: creating living places that are sustainable, but also so much more
  • Educating for the future: focusing on the intrinsic values of all landscapes
  • Power of landscapes: influencing everyday lives through landscape design
  • In praise of nature: how trees/plant material improve our lives (climate control, pollution reduction, psychological and physical benefits, etc.)
  • Urbanization and global warming: how urban design can help resolve environmental, social and economic concerns

This is a special invitation to all professionals willing to share their experiences and realizations  to contribute to the “Breaking down the silos” 2018 Spring L/P Magazine issue.

  • The submission deadline is November 15, 2017.
  • Feature articles are 1,200 to 2,000 words in length.
  • “Shorts” are 300 words in length.
  • Illustrations for articles are much appreciated (about 12 illustrations for a feature article and two or three for shorts). 

Please provide us with a short biography (about 50 words), a photograph, your preferred email address and a mailing address (for complimentary copies.)

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question or require additional information.

Jean Landry and Pierre Bouchard, Co-Guest Editors, jean.landry.ap.la@gmail.com


bannière CSLA 2.png2017 World Design Congress and Summit - IFLA, CSLA, AAPQ and the World - Buy your tour and CSLA Awards Gala Tickets

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 buy tour tickets, gala tickets, read the provisional program and to register for the event

The Saint-Laurent Borough Launches a Landscape Architecture Competition

Ville de Montréal’s Saint-Laurent Borough recently launched a national multidisciplinary landscape architecture competition to produce a master development plan for the Cavendish-Laurin-Liesse biodiversity corridor. We thought you might want to share the news with the members of the CSLA.

The Borough wishes to create corridors to connect these natural environments and other green spaces fragmented by development and also to provide pathways for citizens. This plan will set out the vision and orientation guidelines for the corridor’s development and enhancement over the long term, and it will propose targeted short-term interventions (i.e., between 2021 and 2023).

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

Some numbers from the competition budget:

  • $24,000: lump-sum payment to a maximum of four finalists to expand on their proposals
  • $125,000: professional fees for producing the development plan by winner
  • $4.5 million: for carrying out the work targeted by this project
  • Canada wide

To learn more: https://designmontreal.com/en/competitions/creating-a-biodiversity-corridor-in-saint-laurent  

Deadline: November 6, 2017, noon EDT

IFLA Student Charrette

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

The subject of the charrette is the "Peel Basin" in Montreal. 

CLICK HERE to register for the charrette


image002.jpgIndigenous Housing Canada 2017 Ideas Competition

Deadline: November 17th, 2017. 

Submit ideas to raise awareness of Indigenous Housing in Canada and improve opportunities available to design, deliver and maintain housing for remote access Indigenous Canadians. 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...