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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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The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announce that entries are now being accepted for the 2018 National Urban Design Awards.

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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...

Parks Canada Agency Report highlights Parks Canada’s efforts to maintain and restore ecological integrity 

June 8th, 2018 - Ottawa - Parks Canada’s Conservation and Restoration (CoRe) program plays an important role in supporting healthy ecosystems, protecting wildlife, and tackling climate change, and contributing to the recovery of species at risk. Science and Indigenous knowledge are the foundation for conservation action to restore ecological integrity in Parks Canada’s places – and many CoRe projects contribute to reconciliation and renewed relationships with Indigenous peoples.

Today, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, announced the release of A natural priority – A report on Parks Canada’s Conservation and Restoration Program, highlighting 41 conservation projects from coast-to-coast-to-coast. 

The report outlines conservation challenges in national parks, marine conservation areas, and historic sites, and also covers Parks Canada’s approach to addressing these issues as well as the main accomplishments of the CoRe program. About half of all projects are collaborations with Indigenous communities or partners, who made invaluable contributions to their success. 

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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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