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New 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.
CSLA 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.
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
Help 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 email@example.com.
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.
Colorado State University Survey on the Information Landscape Architects are Using to Make Plant Choices
Landscape architects occupy important positions in their ability to help shape what the planet looks like and how humanity interacts with the natural world. This profession has and will continue to alter countless hectares of land and generations of humans, influencing not only our built environments but also the environments that surround our cities and homes.
Plants are unique living components of the designed landscape that can have great effect beyond the boundaries of the designed space. In a world experiencing extreme environmental changes, uncharted waters in the realm of economics and social and cultural reshaping fostered by technological advances, designed landscapes can be expected to provide many services simultaneously. In the interest of coping with some of the most extreme challenges, such as climate change, the most powerful landscapes are those that persist through time set in space, whose biotic components provide meaningful ecological function which are also economically efficient to install and operate and culturally desirable.
This survey is being conducted to understand what information is being used to make plant choices by Landscape Architects and Designers and identify what means of information conveyance is most useful to those in the profession.
Take the survey here: http://landscape.agsci.colostate.edu/plantssurvey/
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
55th IFLA World Congress 2018
Date: 18 – 21 July 2018
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
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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