CSLA Reminders

  1. Nominate a deserving colleague for the College of Fellows
  2. Nominate a colleague for the Governor General's Medal in Landscape Architecture

Read the new edition of LP Magazine: beauty, vol 21, no 4

Beauty is not only about a landscape’s ability to please us visually, but about its capacity to move us by invoking a shared symbolic imagination. Within the imagination itself, the beauty of landscapes also arises from an intimate sensory experience and our sense of empathy. In other words, beauty is experienced far more than it is seen. Join the discussion about beauty in the Winter 2019 issue of Landscapes I Paysages – we’d love to hear your thoughts about both the issue and the concept of beauty in landscape architecture. 

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BCSLA Calls for Proposals, Papers and Presentations

This Call for proposals is open to all BCSLA Members and allies. University students in studies related to the conference topic are especially invited. We invite abstract submissions from any area or discipline of landscape architecture, from wide points of view (and especially from interdisciplinary or collaborative perspectives and practices), in response to one or more of the conference framing, and thought-provoking questions.   Visit here for details: https://www.bcsla.org/sites/default/files/BCSLA%20Congress%202020%20Nov_25_TC%20%20KD.pdf

LACF's 2020 Annual Grant Awardscollege grants

LACF's 2020 Annual Grant Awards feature eight (8) outstanding projects that will lead us towards a better future.


Congratulations to the grant recipients!

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Benchmark 2020 Call for Proposals

Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 6, 2020 (11:59PM CST)

Submissions Deadline: Thursday, February 20, 2020 (11:59PM CST)

Details:Storefront Manitoba and the Winnipeg Trails Association invite individuals and groups from around the world to submit an iconic design that will enhance the experience and accessibility of the trails to a diversity of users. We are looking for an intervention that has the power to bring people together and creates a place to rest, take a break, people watch, lean, ponder one’s surroundings, and even create new activities for the diverse users of our trails.

More information: www.benchmarkmb.ca

AZURE Magazine’s international architecture and design competition: the AZ Awards

Seeking architects, landscape architects, urban designers, and planners

The City of Burlington Urban Design Advisory needs you for the next term of its Urban Design Advisory Panel. Your mission will be to give independent, objective, professional urban design advice to the City on tall and mid-rise buildings plus public development projects, studies and policy initiatives to achieve design excellence in Burlington.

Apply today! The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 31, 2020


Unique post-professional doctoral degree targets practicing architects, planners and landscape architects

The new Doctor of Design program at the University of Calgary helps established professionals elevate their practice and increase their impact.

Calgary, AB – The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) at the University of Calgary is launching the first doctoral program in Canada that’s specifically focused on practicing architects, planners, and landscape architects. The Doctor of Design (DDes) provides a platform for established practitioners to leverage their existing expertise into new areas of innovation.

Canada’s first doctoral degree for practicing architects, planners, and landscape architects, a Doctor of Design, is open to mid-career professionals with at least five years of work experience. Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2020 program start; deadline for applications is February 1, 2020. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Significant professional experience will be considered in lieu of a graduate academic degree. 

Program details and admissions information can be found at sapl.ucalgary.ca/ddes

FCM LogoCommunities across Canada to Benefit from Asset Management Training Activities

Managing existing and new infrastructure while dealing with competing priorities and limited budgets is a challenge that all municipalities face. To provide opportunities to communities to help them address this challenge, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Bill Karsten, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) are proud to announce just over $5.7 million in funding to 18 partner organizations from across the country to deliver asset management training activities, including group learning and hands-on training opportunities, accessible to communities of all sizes.communities of all sizes.

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National Capital Commission’s (NCC) Board of Directors approved a site for the proposed LGBTQ2+ National MonumentImage result for LGBTQ2+ National Monument

The National Capital Commission’s (NCC) Board of Directors approved a site for the proposed LGBTQ2+ National Monument, located on the north-east side of the intersection of Wellington Street and the Portage Bridge, near Library and Archives Canada headquarters and the Ottawa River.

Owned by the NCC, this site was selected because of its proximity to the Judicial Precinct and other key monuments, its balance of public visibility and space for contemplation, its central location, as well as its capacity for future gatherings of up to 2,000 people.

The LGBTQ2+ National Monument will memorialize the historical discrimination against LGBTQ2+ Canadians, including the LGBT Purge.

Canadian Heritage is the overall project lead and is responsible for the design competition for this national monument. The NCC will provide project management, technical services for design development and construction phases and federal approvals. The NCC will also be responsible for long-term operation and maintenance.

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Design revealed for Ottawa Public Library – Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility

libraryAt an event today, Mayor Jim Watson, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and MP for Ottawa Centre, and Councillor Tim Tierney, Chair of the Ottawa Public Library Board revealed the proposed architectural design for the Ottawa Public Library – Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility. Born of a unique collaboration between municipal and federal institutions, the facility will be a city-wide resource that offers all Canadians access to a rich and diverse national collection.

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