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BC Land Summit Call for Program Proposals

Submission Deadline: September 24, 2018 / 4:00 PM PDT

The BC Land Summit Society is proud to present the 2019 BC Land Summit – Collaborations & Connections – being held May 8 - 10, 2019 at the Westin Bayshore hotel in Vancouver, BC. Held every five years, the BC Land Summit is the premier collaborative conference providing interdisciplinary education, professional development, and training opportunities for professional practitioners in fields related to land and land-use in British Columbia.

Attend both the CSLA Congress and the BC Land Summit: The CSLA Congress will be held May 7th and 8th, 2019, before the BC Land Summit. Learn more here...

In anticipation of this great event, we are pleased to invite you to submit your proposal for inclusion in the program for the 2019 BC Land Summit – Collaborations & Connections.

Appraisal. Agrology. Landscape Architecture. Planning. Real Estate.

These are the five core land-use professions that comprise the BC Land Summit. Land and land-use also intersect many other professional areas of practice, such as architecture, forestry, law, engineering, development, resource management, social services, and many more. The 2019 BC Land Summit provides a unique opportunity for professionals from different disciplines to come together to learn, network, share knowledge, build connections and collaborate around issues of land and land-use.

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Master of Landscape Architecture Program, Faculty of Environmental Design, at the University of Calgary Receives Accreditation by the CSLA’s Landscape Architecture Accreditation Council

Newly accredited program creates more opportunities for Canadian designers seeking to tackle complex urban and regional challenges

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) Landscape Architecture Accreditation Council (LAAC) has granted the new Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design full accreditation for a three year term. The University of Calgary program is the first new professional landscape architecture degree in Canada since 1980 and the first program in Alberta.

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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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Member News

Ron Williams 

was appointed a member of the Order of Canada. Learn more...

Dr. Robert Brown

was elected University Professor Emeritus by University of Guelph. Learn more...

NEW on the CSLA Website - Guide for the Wearing of Decorations and Medals

Learn how and when to wear your CSLA and College of Fellows pins and medals...

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Anne Whiston Spirn, Keynote Speaker at CSLA-OALA 2018 Conference, Wins IFLA Jellicoe Award

The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), which represents the worldwide profession of Landscape Architecture, proudly announced today at a special ceremony at their World Congress in Singapore that American Landscape Architect Anne Whiston Spirn has been selected as the winner of the 2018 premier award for Landscape Architecture, the IFLA – Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award. 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?

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