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Our Commitment    From all of us at the Landscape Architecture Foundation, we are thinking of you and hope you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and adapting to the sudden changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As an organization, we’ve implemented the necessary adjustments to safeguard our employees’ and community’s well-being while ensuring the continuity of our programs because we will not let up on our efforts to support the discipline in designing a healthier, more equitable, and sustainable world.
LAF juries are convening virtually to select our 2020 scholarship recipients. We will soon announce the first winner of the new $25,000 LAF Research Grant in Honor of Deb Mitchell. Our CSI teams are developing case studies of nine exemplary landscape projects, and the 2019-2020 LAF Fellows for Innovation and Leadership are continuing to advance their projects as their fellowship year winds down and we prepare to welcome the incoming cohort.
To support distance learning, provide CEUs, or simply inform and inspire, LAF has free resources available with new webinars coming soon.
As thought leaders that you rely on for innovation and foresight, we will keep working to make sense of these changes and what it means for the future of landscape architecture, as well as what we can all do to help our communities and this awe-inspiring, beautiful planet that is our home.
We thank you for your continued support and your creativity, courage, and optimism during this time. We will keep advancing our shared values because we know that landscape architecture has the power to transform the world.   Take care,
 Barbara Deutsch, FASLA
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Survey: 10 Years of the Landscape Performance Series

In 2010, the Landscape
Architecture Foundation (LAF) debuted our Landscape
Performance Series
 to catalyze a
discipline-wide movement toward integration of landscape performance
planning, evaluation, and reporting in practice and education. We want to
hear from you to understand how landscape performance has made an impact.

Please take 5 minutes to tell
us about how landscape performance has played a role in your work and
influenced the landscape architecture discipline. The survey closes on March



Over the last 10 years, we’ve
worked hard to provide resources, research opportunities, and trainings
to help designers, educators, students, land managers, agencies, and
advocates evaluate performance and make the case for sustainable
landscape solutions. Countless individuals have contributed their time
and talents to this effort.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Landscape
Performance Series
, we are collecting and sharing stories of
its impact. If landscape performance has helped you in your career,
projects, research, site management, or advocacy, we’d love to hear from


The Landscape Architecture
Foundation (LAF) works to increase the influence and impact of
landscape architects to create a more sustainable, just, and resilient


In this issue of the bulletin:

Learn about the CSLA’s response to COVID-19

Read the CSLA Bulletin

The CSLA is calling for nominations for the Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture:
Due to the various closures and measures for COVID-19 response, the CSLA is extending the deadline for nominations to April 17th, 2020 at 4 pm EDT.


LACF announces the launch of the Frederick Gage Todd National Scholarship*

*Students must apply for this scholarship by May 1, 2020.
Learn more

CSLA Bulletin and 2020 National Urban Design Awards

CSLA, CIP and RAIC Announce the Winners of the 2020 National Urban Design Awards

Read the CSLA Bulletin

Also in this issue of the bulletin:
• CSLA Executive Director Michelle Legault Appointed LACF Executive Director
• Landscapes | Paysages Magazine – Call for submissions
• CSLA Calls for Nominations for the 2020 Recognition Awards
• and more…

Call for Content on Social Media

We are asking for submissions of images of landscape architecture projects from our APALA members.  Please e-mail images to with locations and credit to the photographer. 

These images will be posted to APALA social media accounts (Facebook & Instagram) over time to highlight the contributions that our landscape architects have made through creation of vibrant communities, protecting natural environments, and the promotion of green infrastructure

The Griffin – Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia

The December 2019 edition of The Griffin from Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia included a few interesting articles, notably “Public Parks in Nova Scotia” with contributions by Devin Segal and Thomas Gribbin.  Read here. 

LACF News – January 2020

LACF awards $42,500 in GRANTS for 2020 …

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

Learn more…

CSLA Bulletin – January 2020

Read the CSLA Bulletin
In this issue of the bulletin: learn how to nominate a deserving colleague to the CSLA College of Fellows. The deadline is 31 January. and more…

CSLA Press Release

Landscape Architecture Organizations
Spend Two Days Exploring the State of the Profession
On January 9th and 10th, 2020, in Raleigh, North Carolina, representatives from seven landscape architecture organizations met to explore and champion the state of the profession. The representative organizations included:

  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Council of Educators in
    Landscape Architecture (CELA)
  • Council of Landscape
    Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB)
  • Canadian Society of Landscape
    Architects (CSLA), also representing Landscape Architecture Canada
    Foundation (LACF)
  • Landscape Architecture
    Accreditation Board (LAAB)
  • Landscape Architecture
    Accreditation Council (LAAC)
  • Landscape Architecture
    Foundation (LAF)

Read the press release…

APALA Awards of Excellence

The inaugural APALA Awards of Excellence were officially announced on January 10th. Awards were presented in five categories:


Residential Landscapes

Small Scale Landscapes

Large Scale Landscapes

Planning and Analysis

Thank you to everyone who submitted a project, and congratulations to all recipients. We will be announcing the 2020 submission deadline date a later in the year.

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