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CSLA Awards of Excellence

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the recipients of the Awards of Excellence.
This year, 13 projects received a national award. These award-winning projects are preeminent examples of Canadian landscape architecture.
They illustrate the range of what landscape architects do and how landscape architects are helping to reshape our communities by defining the places where we live, work and play.
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The CSLA-AALA Congress has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The LACF Annual Members’ Meeting will therefore be held by videoconference.

If you are unable to attend the meeting in person: Download and submit a proxy for your vote.

Time: 12 pm to 1 pm EDT
Date: Friday, June 19th, 2020

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CSLA and APALA to Co-Host 2022 Congress

CSLA and APALA Sign Agreement to Co-Host the 2022 Congress in the Maritimes

The CSLA and Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects (APALA) are pleased to announce that an agreement to co-host the 2022 CSLA-APALA Congress has been ratified.

A call to APALA members has been circulated to join the Congress Planning Committee. The event will be held in Halifax, NS, with final dates to be determined.

Stay tuned for more information!


CSLA Bulletin  
This Week’s Headlines:
Summary of the Decisions of the 29 April 2020 CSLA Board Meeting 

Carolyn Woodland OALA, FCSLA, MCIP, RPP is Elected as 2020-21 CSLA

President-Elect  Jane Welsh, OALA, FCSLA, Appointed New Chair of CSLA’s
Committee on Climate Change  Launch of the Second Edition of the

Canadian Landscape Standard 

CSLA and APALA Sign Agreement to Co-Host the 2022 Congress in the Maritimes

Canadian Landscape Standard – 2nd Edition Available

The second edition of the Canadian Landscape Standard has been launched. 

Find out more here.  

LACF News – April 2020

In this month’s bulletin:

• Postponement of the Frederick Gage Todd National Scholarship
• Summary of the LACF March Board Meeting
• Annual Members’ Meeting to be Held by Videoconference

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CSLA-AALA Congress Postponed

Please note that the CSLA-AALA Congress will be postponed until further notice. The venue where our Congress was to be held will be closing until July 2020.
If you have not received a cancellation of your hotel reservation, please contact the Hyatt Regency Calgary.
The Congress Planning Committee is currently reviewing options to re-schedule the Congress. Please stay tuned for updates!
Your Congress Registration: once we have secured re-scheduled dates, we will reach out to all registered delegates to either transfer your fee to the new event or provide a reimbursement.
Your Congress Sponsorship and Trade Show Fees: once we have secured re-scheduled dates, we will reach out to all sponsors and exhibitors to either transfer your fee to the new event or provide a reimbursement.
Michelle Legault, Executive Director, CSLA

A Message from the President of APALA, Hans Pfeil

The community, Nova Scotia, Canada and the World is heart broken.

On behalf of the Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects (APALA), I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy to all who have lost their loved ones in this senseless tragedy last weekend in and around the community of Portapique, NS.

Even mother nature displayed its grief and respect in a most wonderful way on Monday evening.

We would like to open our hearts as well and offer our support during this most difficult time. We are ready to support any ideas of creating a meaningful place in the community for everyone to show their respect and have a place to display their way of grieving. We want to make sure loved ones are never forgotten and create a place where positive memories live on.

A broken limb needs help and time to heal.



The latest edition of Landscapes | Paysages is now available!   It’s a delicate subject. When you say “spiritual” or “sacred,” many people think of organized religion, but others think of more of a personal sensation that one either felt, or didn’t, when in a space. In some places, that feeling is obvious; in others, much subtler. We hope you will enjoy this spirited issue with articles on the memorials, cemeteries, Indigenous sites, backcountry routes and far reaches of the world we find on our life journeys around this troubled globe.
Check out LP+ which features exclusive online digital content.

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CSLA Bulletin  

CSLA’s Response to COVID-19
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April is World Landscape Architecture Month!
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CSLA Calls for Nominations for the 2020 Recognition Awards
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CLS Launch Postponed
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Extended Deadline: APALA Essay Competition 2020 – Request for Submissions

APALA is once again welcoming applications for the 2020 Essay Competition.  

The purpose of the APALA Essay Competition is to promote design writing, increase public understanding of the relevance of landscape architecture in the Atlantic region, and to communicate to the general public what it is that landscape architects do. Deadline to apply is now Friday, May 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST. 

More information can be found hereContact us if you have any questions. 

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