Bulletin (June 2018)

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NUDAs 2018 EN_1.jpgNational Urban Design Awards: Call for submissions

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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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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Climate change adaptation options catalogue for biodiversity and protected areas

by Stephanie Barr

“We are developing a climate change adaptation options catalogue for biodiversity and protected areas in Canada. The catalogue will be used to inform management planning and adaptation actions in Canada’s national parks and national marine conservation areas. To help structure and populate the catalogue, we welcome any relevant information or examples of: 1) ecosystem-centric or ecosystem-based adaptation approaches; and, 2) catalogue/database templates that you may already be familiar with.

Our intent is to complete the 1st edition by August 2018 and make it available to others who are interested. Your consideration and contribution is most appreciated.

The deadline for input is June 30, 2018. For more information or to contribute examples, please contact: Stephanie Barr (PhD Candidate, Parks Canada Climate Change Adaptation Student, stephanie.barr@uwaterloo.ca) or Scott Parker (PhD, Climate Change Ecologist, Parks Canada, scott.parker@pc.gc.ca).”

Jack Milliken Presented with Fellows and OALA Pin

Professor J.D. (Jack) Milliken (ret.) was recently presented with his CSLA Fellows pin and OALA 50 year pin by the Director of SEDRD, Professor Sean Kelly. Although Jack retired in 1993, his legacy of founding the MLA Program at the University of Guelph continues. Jack was recently interviewed by Tatiana Zakharova (MLA) and Carleigh Pope, MLA Candidate, for the upcoming Journal Studio V recounting his early career in founding the first graduate landscape architecture program in Canada.


It is with deep sadness that the CSLA announces the passing of Dr. Jennifer Shay on May 7, 2018

Dr. Shay was an Honourary Member of the CSLA

Dr. Shay enjoyed a long and illustrious career, receiving numerous honours and awards, including the Manitoba Centennial Medal in 1970 and investiture in the Order of Canada in 1988.  She served as a professor in the departments of Botany and Landscape Architecture at the University of Manitoba for many years.  In 1965, she was instrumental in the creation of the U-Manitoba field station at Delta Marsh and through her research in forest, prairie, and wetland environments, Dr. Shay gained insight into their management and provided necessary data to fight for the preservation of a number of specific sites.  She also published extensively and served in many research and conservation organizations.  She moved back to the UK in 2005, but her impact on the profession of landscape architecture cannot be over-stated.

LP Header.pngSend in Your Risky Business to LANDSCAPES I PAYSAGES 

The team working on the Winter 2018 issue of LANDSCAPES| PAYSAGES are looking for a few more articles. This issue will deal with how the imperative for safety is influencing attitudes toward the environment and reshaping the environment itself. It’s clear that as a society we are increasingly risk averse, and this attitude has been zealously adopted by the project management sector, affecting landscape architecture projects large and small. 

On the flipside of risk aversion is our steady thirst for adventure, and a growing market for extreme experiences. Many have argued that our passion for risk and adventure is basic to the human spirit. This issue will also deal with the adventure side of the equation, and through references to current projects and research, shed some light on the complex motivations behind our drive to explore and attain the right mix of risk and reward. 

To round out the issue, and balance the client and user perspectives with the designer’s side of things, we also want to tell stories about creative risk-taking. Risk and creativity are entwined in interesting ways. Tell us about situations where you, as designers, flew without a net, took daring departures, or gambled with reputations and livelihoods. Practitioners can submit full articles or brief anecdotes disclosing where risks paid off… or didn’t.

The submission deadline is July 2, 2018. Feature articles, which will be decided in discussion with our Guest Editor, range from 1,200 to a maximum of 1,800 words. Short articles are 300-500 words in length. Please supply about 12 high resolution images for a feature article and one or two for short articles.  Photo guidelines will be supplied upon request. Please also provide us with a short biography (about 50 words), a photograph, your preferred email address and a mailing address (for complimentary copies). 

Please contact:

Guest Editor:  Glenn Manning, gmanning@htfc.mb.ca;
Chair, LP Editorial Board : Jean Trottier, Jean.Trottier@umanitoba.ca; or
LP Editor in Chief: Laurie Blake, lp@csla-aapc.ca

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 31 May 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?

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