1. The 2021 College of Fellows Annual Business Meeting is on April 29, 2021 from 2-3 pm EDT.
2. CSLA's 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held by webinar on May 12th, 1-2 pm EST.
3. Post a Student Job Opportunity for free on the CSLA's Job Board! Create a job listing.
CSLA-OALA 2021 Congress Registration is Open!
This year's Congress will be held virtually from May 27-29. Your registration fee will include access to all events, including:
- Keynote Speakers Martha Schwartz and Maude Barlow
- College of Fellows Investiture Ceremony
- CSLA and OALA Awards events
- Field Sessions
- Educational (concurrent) sessions
- Exhibitor Trade Show
- Networking Events
- and much more...
all for one very affordable registration fee!
Your registration will give you access to all the sessions until the end of 2021 so you can take advantage of the programming even if you can’t attend all the events live in May!
Register soon! The early bird fee will be in place until May 15th.
CSLA and OALA thank our sponsors for their generous contributions to the 2021 Congress.
CSLA Announces the Recipients of the 2021 Awards of Excellence
Today, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the recipients of the Awards of Excellence. This year, 14 projects received a national award. Dale Hodges Park, by O2 Planning & Design and Source 2 Source Inc. with AECOM and Sans façon for Watershed+, was selected to receive the Jury’s Award of Excellence. Click the link below to see all of this year's recipients.
Chris Grosset has been elected as 2021-22 CSLA President-Elect
Click the link below to read more about Chris.
CSLA's 2021 Annual General Meeting
The CSLA Annual General Meeting will be held by webinar on May 12th, 1-2 pm EST. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please submit an AGM Vote by Proxy form.
CSLA Partners with #NatureForAll
#NatureForAll is a global movement founded on a very simple idea: the more people experience, connect with, and share their love for nature, the more support and action there will be for its conservation.
Upcoming Webinars for the CSLA-AALA Congress 2020 Webinar Series
Since the 2020 CSLA-AALA Congress scheduled in June was cancelled, the CSLA and AALA are pleased to be able to deliver some of the planned content for the 2020 Congress virtually in this webinar series. Click the link below to see the full list of upcoming webinars and to register.
In case you missed this month's presentation, you can now view the recording on our website and YouTube channel!
Congress 2021 Call for Exhibitors and Sponsors
Get ready to network virtually with an estimated 500+ conference participants, connect with new clients and profile your company’s brand to a large, diverse audience. Click the link below to find the application form. Deadline for exhibitors: April 15, 2021.
The Spring 2021 “Technology” issue of L|P is now available online!
In this Technology issue, we look at how technology is changing our design process, our construction approach, our palette of materials and the expectations of society for greater communication of design intent. We also explore the potential for technology to disrupt our profession, as it is doing with so many others.
The tools of the future will allow us to create robust simulation capabilities to measure the impacts of our proposals on microclimate, ecological health, hydrology and even social well-being. Join our contributors as they delve into the merging worlds of landscape architecture and technology!
West Vancouver Museum opens exhibition on eminent landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
The remarkable 99-year-old, who lives in Vancouver and is still consulting on projects, is among the most notable landscape architects in the world. Over her career, she’s designed landscapes locally, nationally and abroad, and become known for her desire to ”create terrains that are less an interruption and more an amplification of what already exists on a site.” Hence the name of the exhibition, Genius Loci, meaning ”the protective spirit of a place.”
LACF April Bulletin
- Announcing the Recipient of the 2021 Peter Jacobs Indigenous Scholarship: Naomi Ratte
- Reminder: Annual Members' Meeting: May 19, 2021
- Reminder: Applications for the Frederick Gage Todd Scholarship are due on or before Friday, May 3rd, 2021.
Expressions of Interest for Kerb 29: "WILD"
We are seeking expressions of interest across all disciplines for image and text-based contributions to KERB 29, and this year’s theme is: WILD. A force of disturbance and surprise, a catalyst for evolution in the natural world. We invite you with your opinions on can reimagining what is ‘wild’ liberate us from our damaging systems of control? Submissions and enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
U of T Daniels Faculty appoints its inaugural First Peoples Leadership Advisor to the Dean
Elder Whabagoon, an Ojibway elder, was appointed as the inaugural First Peoples Leadership Advisor to the Dean and will work with interim dean Robert Wright and his successor, Dean Juan Du to evaluate the Faculty's curriculum and programs through an Indigenous lens.
Elder Whabagoon was born in Sioux Lookout, Ontario and is a member of the Lac Seul First Nation and she sits with the Loon Clan.
Gardens Canada/Jardins du Canada, supported by Canada’s Garden-Family, is proud to proclaim 2022: Canada’s Year of the Garden! CSLA is an endorser of this campaign.
The Year of the Garden 2022 invites Canadians across the country to commemorate Canada’s garden heritage, celebrate today’s vibrant garden culture and create legacies for a sustainable future. The CGC is calling on Members of Parliament to officially designate 2022 as Canada’s Year of the Garden.
CBDX Borderlands: International Design Ideas Competition
The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) has launched CBDX: BORDERLANDS, the second international design ideas competition.
BORDERLANDS invites participants to choose any type of border, define a friction that presents a programmatic opportunity, and propose a design that positively impacts the agents affected by or in proximity to that border.
The competition offers $6000 in prizes and the submissions deadline is June 21, 2021.
To learn more, visit: cbdx-series.com
Join the discussion: FTA negotiations with the United Kingdom and its possible accession to the CPTPP
The Government of Canada launched a public consultation on both an anticipated bilateral Canada-U.K. free trade agreement and a possible U.K. accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The objective of the consultation is to hear from a broad range of partners, stakeholders and individual Canadians to help define Canada’s interests in future bilateral FTA negotiations and the possible accession of the U.K. to the CPTPP. The results of the consultation will inform future decision making on both of these endeavours.
Government of Canada invests $31 million to transform public spaces in response to COVID-19
The Healthy Communities Initiative will provide funding to a broad range of organizations, including local governments, charities, Indigenous communities and nonprofits, for projects, programming and services that help communities create safe and vibrant public spaces, improve mobility options and provide digital solutions to connect people and improve health.
Voices of the Land: Indigenous Design and Planning from the Prairies
Voices of the Land: Indigenous Design and Planning from the Prairies produced by the Indigenous Design and Planning Students’ Association (IDPSA), of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba. IDPSA was founded in Fall 2019, as a platform to host honest conversations around inclusion and representation. In an effort to broaden the lens of Indigenous design and planning, IDPSA actively seeks to incorporate Indigenous values within the design community through advocating for culturally informed initiatives, programs, and curriculum.
IUCN goes virtual with youth from around the world
The first-ever IUCN Global Youth Summit launching on April 5th, 2021, will celebrate youth leadership in conservation, and boost youth engagement across the Union. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to increase inclusivity and reach as many global youth as possible, the IUCN One Nature, One Future Global Youth Summit will be fully virtual. In the span of less than two weeks, this will facilitate IUCN’s ability to engage and empower the voice of youth at a critical time.
Simon Fraser University Course: Strategic Dialogue and Engagement for Climate Adaptation
Overcome barriers to climate action and learn to mobilize knowledge to create lasting change with the upcoming online course from Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies, starting on March 10.
Nominations are now open for the Margolese National Design for Living Prize
Celebrating a Canadian citizen who has made a significant contribution to the built environment and the people within it. The prize for the award is $50,000!