Alan Tate has a degree in Town and Country Planning and an accredited Diploma in Landscape Design from the University of Manchester, England and a PhD in Architecture from Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland. He has over twenty years of professional experience and is a Fellow and Past President of the UK Landscape Institute.
Following five years’ experience in local government and private practice in Nottingham and London, he spent nine years running the Clouston landscape consultancy in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia before returning to Europe to lead the landscape design team for Disneyland Paris. Alan then spent nine years based in London, running Clifton Design followed by his own private practice before moving to Canada in 1998 to take up a teaching position at the University of Manitoba. Alan was promoted to the position of Professor in 2007 and was Head of Department from 2000 to 2005, from 2011 to 2013, and again from 2014-19.
He is a member of the Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects. He has organized the CSLA Awards Program since 2001. The second edition of his book Great City Parks (2015) won a UK Landscape Institute Award in the Policy and Research category.