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LACF Update – October 2017

This week we head to the ASLA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, which is always an engaging and energizing opportunity to catch up with our many friends and supporters. We hope to see you at one of the LAF events and activities. Be sure to pick up your hot-of-the-press copy of The New Landscape Declaration: A Call to Action for the Twenty-First Century. The book launches at the conference and compiles big visions from a range of thought-leaders that will inspire and provoke the landscape architecture discipline for years to come.



See you in Los Angeles! LAF at #ASLA2017

If you’ll be in Los Angeles for the 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO, join LAF for a series of fun and thought-provoking events. LAF will participate in three education sessions, host our popular Annual Benefit at the historic Union Station, and launch a new book featuring the “Declarations” and discussion from our landmark Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future. Pick up your copy in the ASLA Bookstore and join us at booth #1663 in the Expo Hall for informal authors receptions on Saturday and Sunday. We hope to see you there!

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2017 Olmsted Scholar Projects Featured on LAF Blog

This week, LAF will honor the 2017 Olmsted Scholars during a luncheon, certificate ceremony, and our 32nd Annual Benefit in Los Angeles. We can’t wait to meet this amazing group of exceptional student leaders and recent graduates! You can learn more about David de La Cruz ($25,000 graduate prize), Lauren Delbridge ($15,000 undergraduate price), and the other Olmsted Scholars’ projects, activities, and interests though a series of guest posts on the LAF Blog.

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Apply for 2018 Case Study Investigation (CSI) Program

Want to assess and document the benefits of high-performing landscape projects? LAF is accepting applications for the next CSI program, which will run Feb – Aug 2018. Faculty Research Fellows lead this unique research collaboration and receive funding to support a student Research Assistant. Practitioners apply with specific projects and are selected based on the quality of the project, potential to produce comprehensive quantified benefits, and the firm’s commitment to working with the research teams. Faculty Expressions of Interest are due Nov 3. Applications from firms are due Nov 30.

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LAF Olmsted Scholars: Ready to Act, Part 2 and 3

Inspired by LAF’s 2016 Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future and the New Landscape Declaration, a group of Olmsted Scholars produced their own response, focused on moving forward with deliberate actions to meet the ambitions set forth in the Declaration’s four calls to action.

LAF has been sharing their action plans through a series of blog posts. See their ideas for:

  • Action 2: We will work to cultivate a bold culture of inclusive leadership, advocacy and activism in our ranks.
  • Action 3: We will work to raise awareness of landscape architecture’s vital contribution

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Perspectives: Amir Gohar

LAF’s Perspectives series showcases landscape architects from diverse backgrounds discussing how they came to the profession and where they see it heading. This month we interviewed Amir Gohar, a recent PhD grad who has worked on planning and sustainable development with a variety of organizations across the Middle East and Africa. “Right now, we are in a moment that necessitates a radical shift in our practice, our thinking, and our approaches. An informed landscape architect is one that can adopt and encourage thinking across scales, across disciplines, and across institutions.”

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APALA, Atlantic Provincial Nursery Landscape Associations & LACF Scholarship – Inaugural Recipient

Joan Cole was recognized as the first recipient of the APALA, Atlantic Provincial Nursery Landscape Associations & LACF Scholarship, for students of Dalhousie’s B.Tech. LA program. Six landscape architecture and industry associations came together to establish the award that celebrates Atlantic Canada’s first professional landscape architecture program (APALA, CNLA, LACF, LNB & LPEI, LNL, LNS).

Pictured are: Ed Versteeg – Dalhousie University, Matthew Mills – President APALA, Joan Cole, Vincent Asselin – President LACF & CSLA, Cary Vollick – Chair APALA Scholarship Committee.


LACF News – September 2017


LACF has been busy over the Summer and early Fall months. Go to the

NEWS AND UPDATES section of our Web site to learn all about our most

recent activities and upcoming projects!





CSLA Bulletin – October 2017

CSLA Bulletin – October 2017

In this issue:

CSLA Announces the Winners of the Recognition Awards

Congress of the World Design Summit Program Announced

CSLA Bulletin

Landscapes/Paysages – Latest Edition Available Now


Awards of Excellence 2017 online issue of LANDSCAPES   PAYSAGES is now available!

LP presents this year’s bumper crop of award-winning projects! In this issue:

  • The CSLA Jury’s Award of Excellence takes you to a magical place of perfect simplicity – a breakwater in Rimouski, Quebec, with the St. Lawrence River as its backdrop. At sunset, this incredible reimagining of an existing pier offers landscape theatre at its best : a perfect example of the enormous impact that relatively small gestures can have on a place and a community.
  • Standing the test of time : Ron Williams tells the remarkable story of the evolution of a University of Guelph campus and the 1964-65 Master Plan recognized by this year’s CSLA’s Legacy Project Award.



University of Guelph’s Master Plan and Implementation to Receive the CSLA Legacy Project Award

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced that the University of Guelph’s Master Plan and Implementation has won the CSLA Legacy Project Award (2017).

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CSLA Bulletin – August 2017

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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.

CSLA Bulletin – June 2017

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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.

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