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CSLA College of Fellows Announces 2018 Fellows-Elect


Congratulations are extended to Gordon Smith who will be welcomed as a new member of the CSLA College of Fellows in April.  Well-deserved, Gordon!  A portion of the CSLA announcement is below:

The CSLA College of Fellows will welcome eight new members during the CSLA-OALA Conference, to be held April 5th to 7th, 2018, in Toronto, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the profession over an extended period of time. They are:

Bruce Hemstock, BCSLA, BSLA, CSLA, LEED, AP
in the category of Executed Works

Ron Koudys, BLA, M.Ed., OALA, CSLA, ASLA, RLA (Mich), CLD
in the categories of Professional University Instructions and Direct Service to the Society

Tim McCulloch, AALA, CSLA
in the category of Executed Works;

Maurice Nelischer, OALA, CSLA
in the categories of Professional University Instructions and Direct Service to the Society.

Robert R. Norman, BLA, OALA, CSLA
in the categories of Administrative Professional Work in Public Agencies and Direct Service to the Society;


in the category of Executed Works;

Gordon T. Smith, APALA, CSLA, MCIP
in the categories of Executed Works and Direct Service to the Society;

Jane M. Welsh, BLA, M.ScPL, OALA, CSLA
in the categories of Administrative Professional Work in Public Agencies and Direct Service to the Society.

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Ekistics Planning & Design Receives CSLA Award of Excellence

CSLA recently announced the 2018 CSLA Awards of Excellence National Award Winners, and Dartmouth-based firm Ekistics was recognized for their submission with Small-Scale Public Landscapes Designed by Landscape Architect (Up to 1HA).

The submission, called “Taking Back the Riverbank: Pijinuiskaq Park and King Street”, is featured at the link here.

CSLA Bulletin – February 2018

Click here for the February 2018 CSLA Bulletin.

IFLA Global Accord

The APALA Board recently ratified the IFLA Global Accord. Learn more here.

CSLA-OALA Conference

Register for the CSLA-OALA Conference

April 5-7, 2018, Toronto

Moving Forward: Addressing society’s challenges through new paradigms in landscape architecture

Highlights of the conference include:

  • Keynote Speakers Anne Whiston Spirn and Diana Beresford-Kroeger
  • Educational sessions
  • OALA 50th Anniversary Celebration and CSLA Awards Gala
  • Interesting guided tours
  • Round table on climate adaptation for municipally employed landscape architects
  • 48-booth trade-show
  • Student travel bursaries
  • Two days of breakfast and lunches (included in registration fee)
  •  CSLA and OALA Annual General Meetings

CLICK HERE to learn more…



The Winter 2017 online issue of LANDSCAPES-PAYSAGES is now available!

Eureka! LP offers up a compendium of new ideas from LAs who are mothers (and brothers) of invention! Some put reliable old technology to new uses (think bicycles). Others offer the strikingly new: parametric models, custom apps… even a lesson in achieving the impossible with mega-tonnes of stone. And then there’s Crokicurling and the Maniyeti – because LAs just wanna’ have fun!


Presentation of Canadian Landscape Standards to City of Mount Pearl

Matthew Mills, APALA President (front, fourth from left) presents a copy of the Canadian Landscape Standards to the City of Mount Pearl.  Earlier this year, the City of Mount Pearl recognized World Landscape Architecture Month and, specifically, April 26th as World Landscape Architecture Day.

City of Mount Pearl Awards Outstanding Properties and Business Owners

November 8, 2017

MOUNT PEARL, NL – Tonight, the City of Mount Pearl hosted its annual ceremony, Pearl Awards for Urban Design and Gardens, and awarded outstanding properties throughout the community. From a number of nominations, independent juries selected the following winners:

• Pearl Awards for Urban Design – Gibraltar Development Ltd. for Park21 Townhouse Development
• Pearl Awards for Gardens – 25 Collingwood Crescent
• Pearl Awards for Urban Agriculture – 21 Lidstone Crescent

The Urban Design category celebrates properties that enhance quality of life and aesthetics through architectural and landscape architectural design, advance environmental stewardship and promote sustainable design.

The Gardens category celebrates gardens that display tidiness, floral decoration, turf and ground cover quality, streetscape beautification, and environmental awareness.
The City introduced a new category this year, Urban Agriculture, which celebrates those who enhance food access and diversity, promote environmentally friendly gardening practices, and showcase residential vegetable gardens.

“We thank all nominees for applying to the Pearl Awards, and for their commitment to enhancing the quality of our City through quality urban design, beautiful landscapes, resourceful vegetable gardens, unique and eye-catching property developments, and environmentally conscious business initiatives. Congratulations to all the winners,” said Mayor Dave Aker.

The City of Mount Pearl partners with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Professional Planners, the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects, the Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects, MUN Botanical Garden and Food First NL on this initiative.


Media contact:

Maggie Hynes

Communications and Marketing Officer

City of Mount Pearl


CSLA Bulletin – November 2017

In this issue:

_In memoriam: Donald Graham

_Participate in a study on negotiation skills

CSLA Bulletin


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ASLA Webinar and Events

ASLA Webinar with Jim Urban

Urban Street Tree Planting: Correcting Myths and Misconceptions – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Despite 35 years of research, books, articles and lectures, the profession still maintains many myths and misconceptions about designing with trees in urban spaces. Tree health is still at risk from all too common and obsolete design errors. This webinar will point out the most common of these errors, and provide best practice recommendations to develop truly sustainable urban landscapes. Based on the six most critical concepts of designing for healthy trees, this session will teach sound, science-based designs, details, and specifications. Better informed designers will have the tools to incorporate science and sustainability principles into the aesthetic principles that guide the design of these important landscape spaces.
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Planning for Successful Street Trees in Arid Climates

Planting trees and other large plant material in built-up urban areas in arid climates is always a challenge. More often than not, the constraints are numerous and the opportunities are few. When a project is initially conceived, consideration must be given to all constraints, long before preliminary design plans begin. By developing a realistic plan of attack at this early conceptual stage, a truly successful project can transform those constraints into opportunities.
What are these constraints, and how should we respond to them?
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Historic Santa Rosa Courthouse Square Redesign

The Santa Rosa Courthouse reunification is a long-awaited project to restore the city’s downtown square to its original layout, changing it from a space split in half by a four lane road to one continuous 1.5 acre site. The plaza had been bisected by Mendocino and Santa Rosa Avenues since the mid-60s, when the city’s second courthouse was demolished. Santa Rosa’s first courthouse, which is commemorated with a large X-shaped lawn in the middle of the plaza, was destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

The redesigned square features new lighting and decorative light posts, a fountain, electrical plug-ins, a Wi-Fi hub, trees and green space, and more. It is hoped the new layout will help to revitalize Santa Rosa’s downtown core by attracting more pedestrian traffic and business to the surrounding area.

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Upcoming Events
November 17 (New York, NY): 4 CEU’s and a Beer: Stormwater in the Heart of the City – A Green Guide
November 29 – December 1 (Toronto, ON): Construct Canada

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• Even more support for the healing power of nature.

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