Resources for Landscape Architects

Opportunities for Landscape Architects:

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
LinkedIN –

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

ACEC-NL Presents “The Business of Consulting”

ACEC-NL Presents “The Business of Consulting”

April 19, 2017

Please click here for an upcoming Continuing Education opportunity in St. John’s.

Extension of 2015-2017 Standing Offer for Consulting Services (Building Design)

Province of Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Standing Offer for Consulting Services (Building Design) From April 2015 – March 31, 2017 is due to expire at the end of this month. This existing Standing Offer will be extended by an additional six months.

Contact Christine Spence for further information.
Tel: (902) 424-0025
Fax: (902) 424-0566

International Design Competition: Nepean Point Redevelopment


It is time to reimagine Nepean Point


The National Capital Commission seeks innovative and inspiring proposals to redevelop a spectacular lookout

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is inviting landscape architects, bridge designers, architects, urban designers and other related design professionals to form design teams to respond to the request for qualifications (RFQ) for the Nepean Point redevelopment project. All interested teams must be led by a landscape architect who is eligible to be licensed to work in Ontario, Canada.

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Opens: January 19, 2017

Deadline: March 31, 2017

The NCC’s goal is to officially announce a winning design team and their concept in 2017 as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations.


The Competition: A Two-Stage Process

  • In the first stage, up to four (4) design teams will be selected to participate in the second stage.
  • In the second stage, each finalist will have to submit a proposal that describes the overall design concept, a development plan for the entire site and a more detailed design for Nepean Point. This stage includes an honorarium.

Download the Request for qualifications (RFQ) document on the NCCs Website.

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