A Message from the CSLA Executive Director Michelle Legault
The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects condemns discrimination and all forms of racism that permeate our society. We believe that inclusion is a priority of utmost importance not only to society as a whole but to the profession of landscape architecture.
Recent events remind us there is much to be done and much to be done urgently. For me, it is also a reminder that we all have the responsibility to act to effect positive change. Let's be part of the solution to create a just society.
If you are unable to attend the Annual General Meeting, please submit an AGM Vote by Proxy form online. It will be directly submitted to the CSLA Executive Director. Submit your form
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CSLA President's Message to 2020 Grads
Wondering how to get started with your career as a landscape architect? Watch this video by the CSLA President Glenn O'Connor as he congratulates the class of 2020 and offers some insights on life after graduation.
Turn on closed captions to see subtitles in English and in French. To change the language of the subtitles, click on "settings" and then "subtitles/cc".
Urban Canopy Workgroup: Call for Volunteers
Are you interested in developing policy and guidelines to maximize the effectiveness of Canada’s urban canopy? If so, you may wish to join the CSLA’s Urban Canopy Workgroup.
The workgroup will be undertaking its work via teleconference or online conferencing meetings. The meetings will be held monthly and will usually last 1 hour. Any in-person meetings required will be funded by the CSLA. Meetings of the workgroup may also be held at the yearly CSLA Congress.
CSLA Signs Letter to Prime Minister on Benefits of Natural Infrastructure Along with over 35 Other Organizations
On May 20th, the CSLA added its signature to a letter to the Prime Minister advocating for natural infrastructure projects as part of a post-COVID green recovery stimulus.
CSLA 2020 Annual General Meeting
The CSLA Annual General Meeting will be held by webinar on Thursday, June 18th at 1 pm EDT.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, please submit an AGM Vote by Proxy form online. It will be directly submitted to the CSLA Executive Director.
L|P Call for Submissions - Trees
There are many important discussions to have about trees and our forest canopy. We would like to open that discussion up for the Winter 2020 issue of Landscapes | Paysages, by inviting CSLA members and other interested parties to submit articles to discuss a range of areas around the subject of trees.
We invite your submissions! Click here to read the description and general guidelines for submitting your contribution.
The CSLA College of Fellows will Induct 6 New Members into the 2020 Class of Fellows
The CSLA College of Fellows will welcome six new members during the CSLA Congress to be held May 27-29, 2021, in Ottawa, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the profession over an extended period of time.
College of Fellows Business Meeting
The College of Fellows Business Meeting will be held by videoconference.
Date: 25 June 2020
Time: 2 pm EDT
2019 CSLA Annual Report
The 2019 Annual Report is now ready for download. Visit our governance page to download it.
CSLA Announces the Recipients of the 2020 Awards of Excellence
This year’s winners demonstrate that landscape architects are leading sustainability, conservation and recreation by promoting a broad vision of our environment and being key players in planning our cities. This year's awards are exemplary in that they demonstrate excellent practice in a multidisciplinary approach in planning and design.
CSLA asks the Minister of Finance to Consider Landscape Architects in the Federal Government's COVID-19 Response Package
Add your voice to the CSLA's by writing to the Minister of Finance and your local MP.
CSLA's COVID-19 Response and Resources Page
Read a message from the president and executive director of CSLA and find a number of useful resources, tips on working from home, and more.
CSLA Member News
Robert Corry Appointed as Interim Editor for Landscape Journal (University of Wisconsin Press)
LJ has been published since 1982 and “offers in-depth exploration of ideas and challenges that are central to contemporary design, planning, and teaching”. It is the winner of the 2008 Honor Award in Communications from the ASLA. This is the first time that the journal has had an editor from outside the USA (note: Alan Tate has long been the conference editor for LJ). As a Canadian academic, OALA, and CSLA member, Robert is proud to serve the scholars and practitioners of landscape architecture in their sharing and search for deeper knowledge.
CSLA Membership Categories and Fees
As of the April 2020 Board meeting, the CSLA Board of Directors unanimously approved a motion which would maintain the 2020 rate for the dues throughout 2021 in respect to the unknown consequences of COVID-19 on the profession.
Landscape Perspectives - Ron Williams Launches New Website
Landscape architect Ron Williams is well known in the field for his distinguished career and involvement with the profession. He has launched a website to further explore issues related to landscape architecture and urban design in North America and around the world. A natural extension of his book Architecture de paysage au Canada, the site aims, among other things, to make accessible the various notes, articles and images collected during his research for the writing of the book, but which have not been published. The content of the site will be improved and a French version is also planned.
CAD-prof.com is Offering CSLA Members a 50% Discount on AutoCAD Courses
Lessons are delivered by video with supporting documents, focusing on projects directly related to Canadian industry standards. CSLA|AAPC members receive a 50% discount! The entire program special introductory price is $75.00 until June 30th, 2020, but you must be a member. To receive your discount just apply your coupon code during checkout. Coupon Code: CSLAAAPC
April 2020 Bulletin
- Postponement of the Frederick Gage Todd National Scholarship
- Summary of the LACF March Board Meeting
- Annual Members' Meeting to be Held by Videoconference
Lentoasemanpuisto Ideas Competition
The City of Helsinki welcomes everybody to participate in the open, international ideas competition regarding plans for Lentoasemanpuisto in the former Malmi Airport area, known as the Malmin kenttä area. The competition is organised in cooperation with MARK, the Finnish Association of Landscape Architects. The competition takes place between the 11th of May and the 6th of November 2020.
2020 IFLA Europe Student and Young Professionals Competition: 'Footprints in Landscape"
We are facing the effects that climate change and catastrophic warming of the Earth have on our environment. How can landscape architects respond? What solutions do we have? And must we improve the knowledge of landscape architects?
Sudbury 2050 Urban Design Ideas Competition
Registration opens February 27, 2020
Submissions close August 28, 2020
What is the Sudbury 2050 — Urban Design Ideas Competition?
A progressive competition that is being led by the McEwen School of Architecture (MSoA) in collaboration with the community. It is a competition, that offers the opportunity for entrants to think creatively about a city’s complete urban core. The goal of this Urban Design Ideas Competition is to explore a wide range of options and opportunities for the evolution of the city’s urban core and to ultimately set out urban design principles, that will guide its future development.
Planning and Design for Climate Change in the Anthropocene
by International Landscape Collaborative (ILC) & Sasaki Associates
'Planning and Design for Climate Change' is a survey structured to understand the position of design and planning professionals towards the Anthropocene and reflect upon their role in addressing climate change. This is an initiative of the International Landscape Collaborative (ILC) to foster an important discussion around the agency of design and planning in shaping global efforts towards climate change mitigation and adaptation. The survey seeks to understand how professionals in the design and planning fields perceive climate change, reflect on their current roles in addressing climate change, and describe their aspirations in leading or supporting positive change.