Bulletin (April 2018)

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CSLQ0118_Page_001.jpgNew Issue of LP Magazine with Exclusive Online Content

The GIANTS on our LP cover will brook no argument! Silos can be transformed – and the illustrious authors in LP’s new spring issue will show you how.

Like the Brazilian artists, Osgemeos, who transformed an industrial landmark on Granville Island into something entirely new, our writers are LA Giants in their own right. They will transform your thinking. We are what we imagine.

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CSLA Strategic Plan 2018-20 DRAFT_Page_01.jpgCSLA 2018-20 Strategic Plan

The CSLA's 2018-20 Strategic Plan was adopted at the 2018 Annual General Meeting.

The objectives of the plan are:

1_LEAD COLLABORATION: The CSLA will focus on building strong, collaborative relationships which will enable the society to position itself as a leader in the profession. 

2_RAISE THE PROFILE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE IN CANADA AND ABROAD: The CSLA will enhance its communication of and commitment to raising the profile of the profession. 

3_PROVIDE DIRECT SERVICE TO MEMBERS: The CSLA will provide services and tools to members which will build the profession’s capacity. 

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Seeking Information about Canadian Landscape Architect Carl Borgstrom

Carl Arvid Borgstrom emigrated to Canada from his native Sweden shortly after World War I and soon became one of the profession’s most prolific and respected designers. In 1934, Borgstrom, together with eight other prominent Ontario-area designers, founded the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA). His best-known works include the winning entry in the 1928 Northwest City of Hamilton Entrance Competition and the subsequent commission to design and supervise construction of a large alpine garden, the precursor to and centrepiece of the Royal Botanical Gardens. Other influential projects include the alignment and planting designs for Queen Elizabeth and Ivy Lea Highways, thought to be Canada’s first true scenic parkways. Unfortunately, few of Borgstrom’s drawings and records exist in the public realm, and the CSLA is anxious to find and archive this material before it is lost forever.

Do you have any additional information about Carl Borgstrom, especially the locations of his works and any related drawings?

If so, please contact:
Alexander Topps FCSLA, OALA, 643 King Street, PO Box 1217, Niagara on the Lake, ON

28913CLARBLogo-2012-print.jpgHelp CLARB Shape the Future of Landscape Architecture Licensure

In an ongoing effort to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare by establishing and promoting professional licensure standards, the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) is conducting research to assess options for improving the licensure process. Your input is crucial to the success of this research as you offer a unique perspective on the licensure process due to your role within the landscape architecture community. 
The survey should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete and individual responses will remain confidential. Your feedback is important, and we encourage you to participate.
You may access the survey at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4282944/3602a46b50a9.
Thank you in advance for your support of licensure by participating in this groundbreaking research effort. If you have any questions about this project, please don’t hesitate to reach out to CLARB at vmeadows@clarb.org.

Two new draft National Standards of Canada in Bioretention are now posted for Public Review by the CSA

CSA/W200 Design of Bioretention Systems is posted at https://publicreview.csa.ca/Home/Details/2902 until May 27, 2018.

This standard will outline requirements and provide guidance on the design of bioretention systems intended for the protection of surface and groundwater quality and for flood mitigation.  Key areas include site criteria, cold climate suitability and design process and system sizing.

Please note another related standard, W201 Construction of Bioretention Systems, will be available for Public Review until April 23, 2018 at https://publicreview.csa.ca/Home/Details/2858 .

Forum on the Gatineau Park Master Plan: Experiences, Ideas and Common Challenges

This forum will provide an opportunity to hear from experts in various fields about their experiences and ideas, as well as a chance to learn more about common challenges in protecting natural environments, and to share possible solutions for the protection of these areas. 

Guest experts: 

  • Stephen Woodley, Co-chair, Joint Task Force on Biodiversity and Protected Areas, International Union for Conservation of Nature
  • Heather Clish, Director, Conservation and Recreation Policy, Appalachian Mountain Club
  •  Alaric Fish, Manager, Planning and Development, Canmore
  •  Mélanie Lelièvre, General Director, Appalachian Corridor

Among the subjects discussed, guest experts will address habitat fragmentation and protection, ecological corridors, growth and planning of urban development near natural areas, volunteer stewardship, and maintenance of sustainable trails. The forum will also present an opportunity to share experiences and knowledge acquired elsewhere, which will help broaden the public debate, and provide inspiration in establishing planning and management best practices for Gatineau Park. 

Date: April 25, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Urbanism Lab,
40 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Please RSVP by noon on Monday, April 23, 2018.

code_promo_ass_AAPC_EN.jpgThe SIDIM launches its 2018 campaign with a discount on tickets for CSLA members!

30 years of discoveries, trends and art of living

Montreal, March 7th, 2018 – The Montreal International Design Show launches its 30th anniversary campaign! You are cordially invited to join this flagship event of Montreal’s culture on April 26, 27 and 28 at Place Bonaventure. Created in 1989 and orchestrated by Agence PID, the SIDIM has for a long time been a staple in the design world and has become, after 30 years, a reference for design enthusiasts and consumers looking for inspiration.

With Eco-Canada, Eligible organizations can receive 50% of a young professional’s salary (up to $15,000) of wage funding per new hire of a young professional

Here are some brief points of Eco-Canada's overall achievements and programs:

  • Created 6000+ jobs through our wage funding programs, including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) – related positions and natural resource management
  • 370+ membership enrolled in our ECO Canada research community
  • Leading designation for certifying Environmental Professionals of all levels of experience in Canada and certified through the Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board (CECAB)
  • Extensive base of online training courses and webinars for professionals of all levels
  • Enrolled over 2000+ graduates in our Building Environmental Aboriginal Human Resource (BEAHR) training, which are short-term workplace training combining traditional knowledge with environmental skillsets

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The KERB editorial team takes great pleasure in issuing our call for submissions for KERB #26: HOMELANDS. 

KERB is an internationally recognised design publication produced by the Landscape Architecture Program at RMIT University’s School of Architecture and Urban Design. It has a widely esteemed 25 year history of providing high quality research on issues pertinent to the discipline from national and international perspectives. KERB is the only critical journal of Landscape Architecture in Australia.

The 26th edition of KERB will discuss the global condition of fragmented communities and displaced peoples. In particular, we hope to foreground indigenous peoples’ rights to land and the complex realities of cross-cultural exchange. We hope HOMELANDS will institute dialogues between space and identity and surface tensions between belonging and exclusion.

HOMELANDS aims to showcase a blend of critical discourse and creative interpretation in response to this theme. We aim to attract contributions from diverse disciplines and mediums.

Contribution deadline 14 May 2018. Submission requirements at:

Contributions and questions may be
sent to:

IFLA Logo.png55th IFLA World Congress 2018

Date: 18 – 21 July 2018
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Website: www.ifla2018.com

Returning to Singapore for the second time, the 55th IFLA World Congress 2018 will be the largest and most significant event for landscape professionals in the world. Supported by 5 regions – Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific, it sets the stage at the ‘City in a Garden’ for professionals, government bodies and academics to be part of the in-depth discourse on trends, challenges, and business opportunities on a global scale. IFLA World Congress 2018 is the key platform that champions landscape architecture as a major contributor to the development of attractive, liveable, equitable, and sustainable environments of the future through the themes of Biophilic City, Smart Nation, and Future Resilience.
The Congress promises an enriching experience that will feature the most inclusive exhibition showcase involving landscaping solutions, innovations, and products in the Asia Pacific region. Participants can look forward to connecting with a comprehensive community including government bodies, business leaders, industry representatives, academics, and thought-leaders on conversations that surround potential strategic innovations to adapt to the changing environment.
As a Supporting Association, CSLA members will be eligible for a special congress early bird rate of SGD 680* (before GST) till 30 April 2018. *Use promo code IFLA18APP for the registration
Usual Price: SGD 800 (before GST)

Register Here: https://www.gevme.com/ifla2018/?promo=IFLA18IAPP

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...

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