How can you advocate for the profession of landscape architecture?
1. Read the tips in the blue box
2. Link to the Advocacy Toolkit
3. Celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month
4. Learn about the issues:
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FIND OPPORTUNITIES to speak to related professionals and the public
ADD VALUE to a project by offering the point of view of a landscape architect
USE SOCIAL MEDIA to publish your message, or join a social media campaign
GET ON BOARD with your municipal campaigns to improve the livability of your city
MEET WITH YOUR MP to discuss the profession
CELEBRATE the awards you or your colleagues receive and create a buzz around projects
IDENTIFY ISSUES by asking 'how will this affect the profession' and share those issues with the CSLA Board members of Executive Director
CSLA Strongly Recommends that the Canadian Standards Group Standard CSA W201 Reference the Approval of Landscape Architects on the Design and Construction of Bioretention Systems
(August 24th, 2018)
CSLA Calls on the City of Ottawa to Restore Centennial Garden
(July 20th, 2017)
The CSLA believes that Mr. Carver's Centennial Garden in Rockliffe Park is a clear demonstration of the City of Ottawa’s national role in incorporating cutting-edge landscape architecture work. Throughout the City’s history, many important landscape architecture masterpieces have been commissioned, such as the Centennial Garden in Rockliffe Park. Other examples of important landscape architects and their impact on the City include F. G. Todd, and his seminal report on City Planning of Ottawa in early 20th century, including recommendations for Parliament Hill and much more. Both of these are still leading the way we understand and appreciate the city.
CSLA Suggests Options for the National Memorial to Victims of Communism
(February 24th, 2015)
The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) respectfully requests that the National Memorial to Victims of Communism site be reconsidered. The CSLA does not believe that the proposed location, adjacent to the Supreme Court of Canada, is appropriate for this monument, as it sits on the location of the building site of the proposed Federal Court identified in the Long Term Vision and Plan (LTVP) for the Parliamentary and Judicial Precincts .This building would complete the Judicial Triad made up of the Supreme Court of Canada to the North, designed by Ernest Cormier, and the Justice Building to the East, designed by Burritt and Horwood Architects. The monument appears to be designed as a permanent fixture, whereas in this location only a temporary monument should be considered. The LTVP not only shows a building but also indicates underground parking, material handling and a connecting concourse spine in that very location. Clearly, placing any monument at this location would impede the construction of any other future parliamentary or judicial building, and hamper all long-term plans for the area.
CSLA Expressed Extreme Concern with Announcement that 60 acres of the Central Experimental Farm (CEF) Lands would be Developed to Support the Expansion of the Civic Hospital Parking
(December 12th, 2014)
The CSLA respectfully requested that landscape architects be involved in any proposed Ottawa Hospital development on the Central Experimental Farm lands.
CSLA Supports Canadensis and the Establishment of a National Botanical Garden in Ottawa
(March 19th, 2014)