CSLA Reminders and Quick Links
- Register for the 2019 CSLA Congress, May 7-8, 2019, in Vancouver: Learn about the tours, the student travel grants and more...
- Annual General Meeting: The CSLA's Annual General Meeting will be held on May 8th in Vancouver. If you are unable to attend, please submit your proxy voting form. Learn more..
- Endorse the Canadian Landscape Charter! Add your name to the list of signatories of the Canadian Landscape Charter by adding your endorsement, and learn about other ways you can support the Charter. Learn more...
CSLA Congress and CSLA-BCSLA Showcase
Acknowledgement, Awareness and Engagement – Landscape Architecture and Reconciliation
May 7-8, 2019, at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, followed by the BC Land Summit
CLICK HERE to
- Register for the Congress
- Learn about the tours
- Submit a student travel grant application
- Learn about sponsorship opportunities
With sadness we report that Ismet T. Olcay, passed away peacefully at the age of 95 in New Westminster on March 16, 2019. He was a professional Landscape Architect, who had a stellar career, working in various levels of government in park planning and design including Coquitlam (1963-64) National Parks (1964-67), Provincial Parks in Ontario (1967-1979) and BC (1979-1984).
He was proud to have been on the Canadian contingent to IFLA congress numerous times and also helped organize a conference for IFLA in Victoria BC.
The Canadian Landscape Charter Goes on a Road Trip in 2019
Are you interested in discussing the Canadian Landscape Charter? Its applicability? Its reach?
Join Jean Landry in discussion during the Canadian Landscape Charter Tour Sessions, in partnership with CSLA component associations and Universities across Canada, to learn about the Charter and participate in an ongoing conversation about the recognition, management, protection, and celebration of Canada’s landscapes. Learn more...
LACF announces the 2019 Grant Award winners! Learn more...
The 2018 Donors list recognizes our generous supporters and reveals the total amount donated to LACF in 2018. Pretty amazing! Learn more...
Donate now and become a member of LACF by making a gift of $100 or more. Help support our mission of advancing and promoting the values of the profession of Landscape Architecture through research, communication and scholarship. Donate now...
Cool Gardens 2019 Call for Submissions is now open!
Storefront Manitoba and The Forks invite design teams to submit proposals for a temporary, contemporary garden installation to be located at The Forks in Winnipeg. We are asking you to put your skills to work and challenge the concept of garden and cool(ing). We are looking for an intervention that has the power to stop people in their tracks!
Cool Gardens is a public garden, art and architecture exhibition that offers a shift of sensation for the summer—cooling—as a general theme. The project brings architects, designers, landscape architects, and artists together to celebrate contemporary garden culture and the local landscape. Cool Gardens takes place annually from the beginning of July until the end of September.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE is Monday April 15th, 2019 at 6:00PM CST.
Competition Brief: https://files.cargocollective.com/401643/CG19_brief-1.pdf
Registration Form: https://files.cargocollective.com/401643/Cool-Gardens-2019-Registration.pdf
NLA, the Norwegian Association of Landscape Architects is hosting the 56th IFLA World Congress, Common Ground in Oslo. This year’s vision for the IFLA World Congress, “Common Ground,” addresses a vast theme including changes to the Earth due to climate change and population growth. The theme both affects our physical surroundings and how to develop and manage our common ground sustainably.
Landscape architects work across large and small scales to face a variety of global and local challenges. This year’s congress will take a closer look at urban transformation, green mobility, healthy and beautiful landscapes and public participation.
Student Design Competition: As part of this congress, students are asked to challenge what “Common Ground” means in small transformation areas in the dense city. IFLA invites students in small groups to interpret the concepts of “common ground” to Hovinbyen, a former industrial area in central Oslo that is currently undergoing a large re-development.
Student Design Charrette: IFLA invites students to participate in a Charette lead by Kurt Johannessen, from 14 to 19 September. The workshop will take place at the Oslo School of Architecture (AHO) and is part of the IFLA 2019 World Congress “COMMON GROUND”.
Adaptation Primers Available as a Free Download from the CSLA Website
Colleen S.L. Mercer Clarke and Alexander J. Clarke Share Valuable Research on Climate Adaptation
The Primers are divided into four manuals:
- Primer One summarizes current science on climate change, and what it means for Canada.
- Primer Two focuses on framing policy and planning approaches to mitigation and adaptation with special emphasis on building resilience, designing for positive transformation, and ensuring sustainability in ecosystems and societies.
- Primer Three provides an overview of the opportunities to create resilient communities that enhance public well-being, integrate nature, and ensure a prosperous future.
- Primer Four focuses on the options for response to rising waters, ranging from persisting in place to migration to better circumstances.
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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