Advocacy

How can you advocate for the profession of landscape architecture?

1. Read the tips in the blue box

2. Celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month

3. Learn about the issues:

- Urban Canopy

- Climate Change

- Reconciliation and Landscape Architecture

- Equity and Diversity

- Research

- Cultural and Historic Landscapes

- and more... (scroll down)

4. Read the CSLA's Federal Standing Committee on Finance Standing Committee Budget Recommendations

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 or the Executive Director


Advocacy Resources and Tools

CSLA's Livable Communities Brief

Download the CSLA's Livable Communities document, which illustrates how landscape architecture makes our communities more livable. CSLA Members can use the Livable Communities brief to:

  • present the profession when meeting with related professions
  • advocate for the profession at municipal, provincial and federal levels of government
  • inform clients on the benefits of the profession

Download the brief here...

Advocacy Messages

Nature-Led Coronavirus Recovery Could Create $10tn A Year, Says World Economic Forum - Tackling the global nature crisis could create 400m jobs and $10tn (£8tn) in business value each year by 2030, according to a report published by the World Economic Forum. The report warns that when the world recovers from the coronavirus pandemic there can be no business-as-usual, with today’s destruction of the natural world threatening over half of global GDP. In 2019 scientists warned that human society was in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems. Learn more...


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