Resources for Landscape Architects

Opportunities for Landscape Architects:

2017 Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship

The Scholarship Committee for APALA is pleased to announce the fourth annual Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship.  Details are posted on the Scholarship section of our website.

World Design Summit 2017

The 2017 IFLA, CSLA and AAPQ Congress of the World Design Summit will be held in Montréal, Québec, October 16-19, 2017.

The themes of the Congress are:

* design for participation

* design for earth

* design for beauty

* design for sale?

* design for transformation

* design for extremes.


Keynote speakers in landscape architecture include:

  • Dr. Colleen Mercer Clarke, Chair of the CSLA’s Climate Change Adaptation Task Force and Chair of the IFLA’s Working Group on Climate Change
  • Dirk Sijmonds, H+N+S Landscape Architects (Netherlands)
  • Timothy Morton (Rice University)
  • Nina-Marie Lister (Ryerson University)

Learn more about the Congress of the World Design Summit here…


Attend the event


Download the provisional program for landscape architecture and plan to attend:

  1. Register for the event (note: if you cannot locate your membership number, please use the code CSLA2017)
  2. Book your hotel room
  3. Purchase your tour tickets and your CSLA Awards Gala ticket (to be held on October 19th)

Students – participate in the student design competition and the charrette


IFLA Student Design Competition: The deadline to register for the competition is September 12th, 2017. Learn more here…


IFLA Student Charrette: A charrette will be held from October 13-15 at the Université de Montréal. The cost of participation in the charrette is $30 CAN. Learn more here…

ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo – Los Angeles 2017

Field Sessions: Sign Up Today!
The ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO offers 16 field sessions on Friday, October 20 to take you out of the classroom and into the City of Angels. Attendees will study the environs of Los Angeles and explore significant, compelling projects through field sessions organized by the Southern California Host Chapter. Participation is limited for these experiential learning opportunities and sessions are already selling out! View the complete list of field session offerings and reserve your ticket today.

FS-007: A Day at the Beach! Cultural and Sustainable Coastal Gems
Beaches are beautiful! Therefore, stormwater management is crucial for our coastal environments. At the same time, the coast’s historical venues should be preserved and open to the community. This field session examines projects that accomplish both important goals and highlights the breathtaking landscape of the Southern California coast.

FS-011: Silicon Beach and the Planned Community of Playa Vista
Built on the site of the former Hughes Aircraft factory, the urban infill community of Playa Vista is the epicenter of “Silicon Beach”—a burgeoning creativity/technology hub. Experience diverse open spaces in the master-planned community and learn how aggressive sustainability goals and design commitment drew both industry and residents.

FS-012: Back to the Future: Seeking Sustainable Ideas at the Huntington Botanical Gardens
Explore how a world-renowned botanical collection has stayed relevant within the 21st century. This walking trip will showcase the new entryway to the park and the ongoing expansion of the beloved Chinese and Japanese Gardens. Participants will go behind the scenes as well as experience a treasured orchid show.

FS-015: Secure DTLA
Survey thriving urban design within Downtown Los Angeles, analyzing scale, materials, and responsible approaches to providing protected environments for active and passive recreation. Explore Wilshire Grand, City National Plaza, and Maguire Gardens, and navigate the streetscapes that stitch the fabric of this neighborhood, this city, together.

Register Now.

Part-time Academic Posting – Dalhousie University

Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University

Posting Date:   June 19, 2017

Application Deadline: July 6, 2017

Position: Part-time Academic – Fall, 2017

Department:  Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Pay Rate:  In accordance with the CUPE collective agreement

Work Assignment:   This Part-time Academic will teach Lectures and Labs for HORT3001 Landscape Project Management for the period of September-December 2017.  The class is currently scheduled for Mondays (Lectures), and Fridays (Labs).  The Part-time Academic will be responsible for all aspects of teaching and administering the class, including lectures, labs, test preparation and evaluation.  The position reports to the Chair of the Department.

At least one year experience in teaching in a postsecondary educational institution. Excellent oral, written communication skills, Collegiality and interpersonal skills. PhD in Landscape Horticulture, Landscape Architecture OR Masters in Landscape Horticulture or Landscape Architecture with two year experience.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae.

If you are interested in the above position, please apply in writing by the application deadline to:

Dr. Raj Lada, Chair
Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences
Dalhousie University
50 Pictou Rd, Suite 219
Truro, NS   B2N 2R8
E-mail:  &   Fax: (902) 893-1404

All offers of employment as a part-time academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal peoples, people with a disability, racially visible persons and women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Green Burial Film Showing

On Tuesday, June 27th, 6:30-7:30pm at the Central Library, Truro, the Living Earth Council is sponsoring a free viewing of the award winning environmental documentary A Will for the Woods.

What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial in this immersive documentary.

While battling lymphoma, Clark has discovered a burgeoning movement that uses burial to conserve and restore natural areas, forgoing contemporary funeral practices that operate at the ecosystem’s expense. Boldly facing his mortality, Clark and his partner Jane have become passionate about green burial, compelled by both the environmental benefits and the idea that one can remain within the cycle of life, rather than being cut off from it. The spirited pair have inspired a compassionate local cemeterian, and together they aim to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut.

Making the most of the time that he has, Clark finds joy in his music and dance, connection with his friends and family, and great comfort in the knowledge that his death, whenever it happens, will be a force for regeneration. The film follows Clark’s dream of leaving a loving, permanent legacy, and environmentalism takes on a deeply human intimacy.

Documenting one community’s role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement, A Will for the Woods draws the viewer into a life-affirming portrait of people embracing their connection to each other and to timeless natural cycles.

ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo – October 20-23, 2017

General Sessions That Hit the Mark

This October in Los Angeles, the ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO will offer 122 education sessions, 16 field sessions, five workshops, and two general sessions, allowing attendees to earn up to 21 professional development hours (PDHs). The largest gathering of landscape architects in the world features education content that informs the future of the profession: resilience, technological innovation, social justice, and the green economy.
Join us: Register by June 30 and save up to $150!

Saturday October 21
GS-001 A Glimpse into the Future of Design
8:00 – 9:00 am

Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist and engineer developing Mutualistic and Natural Systems Design. Her experimental design work explores the opportunities new technologies present for social change. It centers on structures of participation in the production of knowledge, information, and the political and social possibilities—and limitations—of information and emerging technologies. Join Jereminjenko for a lively discussion about how she blends design, engineering, and environmentalism to explore how we work together, and what kind of mutualistic relationships we construct, to produce a desirable future.

Sunday, October 22
GS-002 Catching the Sun The Clean Energy Future
8:00 – 9:00 am

There’s a race afoot for the clean energy future, the foremost global economic opportunity of our time. Already more than half of the new energy that’s coming online globally is from renewable sources. It represents a trillion dollar industry and all over the world, countries are making the transition. Some countries will actually leap-frog the grid and catapult into a distributed future. Former President Obama said, “The country that leads in clean energy will be the country that leads the 21st Century.” The U.S. can help lead a global transition to clean energy that can rebuild the ladder of economic opportunity in America. Solving the energy crisis could spur innovation, invention, and economic opportunity through disruptive technologies that democratize energy. If we are to succeed in retrofitting the nation for clean energy, a new generation of workers must be trained to confront the massive technological challenges that lie ahead. But who wins and who loses? What does building a “green economy” actually look like on the ground?

Book the Block

Book within the ASLA hotel block by September 15 and receive a discounted registration. ASLA has secured great rates at 10 Los Angeles hotels, and booking within the block saves up to $75 on registration. These room blocks are established to ensure that rooms meet our standards and are offered at discounted prices. Third-party vendors (or ‘room-poachers’) will not offer the same discounts or high quality accommodations secured by ASLA. Make sure to book directly with ASLA and our vendor, Experient.

LEED Certification

I hope all is well and you are enjoying the beginning of summer. As a reminder my name is Lorne Mlotek and I train professionals to be prepared to sit for their LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accreditation exams. Over the last six years I have travelled to over 200 cities to conduct LEED Training courses which have helped over 7000 participants of all ages pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate across North America. I am now coming back to Halifax to host a workshop and prepare you and your colleagues for changes in the new version 4 of LEED.
Sustainability cannot be left out of the equation and LEED certification is the premier designation to stay current and marketable in the built-environment.

Halifax – LEED Green Associate (GA)

When: July 13th 2017 – 6:00PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Dalhousie University – Sexton Campus B-Building – Room B227 –

When: July 10th 2017 – 6:00PM to 10:00 PM
Where: University of PEI – McDougall Hall – Room 329 –

When: July 8th 2017 2017 – 1:00PM to 5:00 PM
Where: University of New Brunswick – Tilley – Room 404 –

Interested in getting involved in the Green Building and sustainability Industry? Opportunities are plentiful and passing your LEED professional designation is required to get involved!

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system to certify a building’s sustainability. Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, students and professional can become LEED Accredited themselves. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only professional designation used to market yourself to employers and clients and show you have certified knowledge in the green building industry.
To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 7000 students pass their exam at a 100% pass rate and does not require any specific background. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and it never expires!

Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)
To register for the class please visit:

You can register via PayPal or RSVP your attendance by registering at the bottom of the page
Lorne Mlotek BASc., LEED AP BD+C, O+M
President, LeadingGreen

B740 Sandford Fleming Building
10 King’s College Road, Toronto, M5S 3G4
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Atlantic Stormwater Conference – June 22 & 23, 2017

Clean Foundation and the Canadian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) invite you register for our exciting Atlantic Stormwater Conference.

This conference will focus on solutions to practical questions about Green Infrastructure, including winter performance, maintenance of Low Impact Developments, and communicating about stormwater to non-experts.

The conference will feature one full day of presentations and panels on a variety of topics, and a second day of concentrated learning, presented by Chris Denich, with Aquafor Beech Ltd.

You can find more details about the conference, and register for the event, here:

Atlantic Stormwater Conference 2017 Details & Registration

If you have any questions about the conference please contact Camilla Melrose by phone at (902) 420-7933 or by email at

We also would like to encourage you to distribute this email throughout your own networks to interested individuals and organizations.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely ,



Erin Burbidge – Director – Clean Foundation, B.Sc., LL.B., MREM   |  Tel: 902.420.8832  |  |

Clean provides the knowledge, tools and inspiration needed to encourage the individual actions that add up to positive environmental change.


Economic Developers Association of Manitoba – 2017 Spring Forum


Strategic Economic Development: Building Forward Thinking Communities

May 31 – June 2, 2017 – Melita, Manitoba


Educational Program Highlights:

  • 2017 Economic Outlook – John Harper, Senior Economist, WED/President MABE
  • Reputation Management – Elizabeth Mitchell, Manitoba Marketing Network
  • Rural Innovation / Value Chain Analysis – Todd Goranson, Grant Carleson, Brian Kelly
  • Health Care Programs Supporting the Community – Panel Discussion
  • Community Showcases
  • Economic Development Training
  • Annual Meeting
  • Social Events

For more information or to register, visit:

Mount Pearl Gardening Workshop

Community Gardening
Meeting – 7:00 p.m.

A meeting for anyone already registered for a plot at one of the existing community garden sites in Mount Pearl or interested in using a plot in the future will be held at 7:00 p.m. to discuss plans for and management of the community gardens for the 2017 season.

Gardening Workshop – 8:00 p.m.
“Gardening for Pollinators”

The meeting will be followed by a free presentation by Todd Boland, research horticulturalist at MUN Botanical Garden, at 8:00 p.m.

Bees and butterflies are a natural component of a healthy garden. Learn how to attract and keep these important pollinators throughout the season and create a wildlife-friendly oasis within your own garden. Todd will talk about suitable plants for our Newfoundland climate which enhance wildlife, including native butterflies, and answer all your questions.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Park Place Community Centre – 61 Park Avenue

Open to everyone!

RSVP required by Wednesday, May 24, 2017 or phone 748-1022 or 748-1017

Contact Person:

Christopher Hardy MPLAN


Planning & Development Department

3 Centennial Street

Mount Pearl, NL  A1N 1G4

T   709 748 1106

F   709 748 1111

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