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CSLA News – September 2018

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In this issue:
• Pictures of George Dark receiving the Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture
• CSLA’s brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
• Fall 2018 LP Magazine Digital Issue and LP+
• … and more!


CSLA Bulletin – September 2018

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The Forks to Receive the CSLA Legacy Project Award

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced that The Forks has won the CSLA Legacy Project Award (2018). 

The CSLA Legacy Project Award is intended to recognize distinguished landscape architecture projects which were forward-thinking for their time, contribute significantly to their communities, showed leadership and innovation, and are still relevant examples of excellence in the profession of landscape architecture. The Legacy Project Award honours projects which have left and continue to leave a lasting impact on Canada’s landscape. 

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CSLA Bulletin – July 2018

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CSLA Bulletin – June 2018

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The CSLA applauds the launch of a new federal fund to help reduce the impact of climate change

Ottawa – 29 May 2018 – In response to the federal government’s allocation of new moneys for climate change adaptation projects, Nastaran Moradinejad, President of the CSLA, expressed that:

 “This important initiative will allow landscape architects to accommodate both the needs of our communities and those of the natural environment – all the while respecting the cultural landscapes of the past and planning sustainably for the future.”

 On May 17th, 2018, the Government of Canada announced the launch of its Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF), a 10-year, $2 billion national program designed to help communities better withstand current and future hazards by helping address climate risks and protect communities from natural disasters.

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Canadian Institute of Planners Awards of Excellence 2018

The CIP recently announced recipients of its Awards of Excellence for 2018.  Ekistics was honoured with an award for Rural/Small Town Planning – Destination Borden-Carleton: Designing a Lasting Impression.   Congratulations!  The press release can be found here.

CSLA Hosts Successful AGM

The CSLA AGM, recently held in Toronto, was a great success. APALA Past-President, Hope Parnham, and President, Matthew Mills, attended on behalf of APALA and represented the association at the Component Presidents Roundtable and the CSLA and OALA AGMs, as well as attended meetings on Landscape Architecture and Reconciliation, Climate Change Adaptation and Advocacy.

Congratulations are extended to Ekistics and Virginia Burt Designs (below) for receiving Awards of Excellence as well as Gordon Smith for becoming a Fellow of the CSLA.

Devin Segal (second from left) receives the Award of Excellence on behalf of Ekistics.


Virginia Burt (second from left) receives Award of Excellence on behalf of Virginia Burt Designs.

Gordon Smith (right) becomes a Fellow of the CSLA.

HRM Urban Design Awards

HRM recently hosted an Urban Design Awards evening.  Special acknowledgement goes to Outside! Planning & Design Studio, Ekistics Planning & Design and Gordon Ratcliffe Landscape Architects for receiving awards.

Award of Merit for Civic Design:

Brunswick Street Streetscape Revitalization – HOK Inc. / Outside! Planning & design Studio / GWL Realty Advisors / Bird Construction Completed: October 2015

Excellence in Civic Design:

Ford Needham Memorial Park – Ekistics Planning & Design / FormMedia in Consortium / HRM / Turfmasters – Completed: December 2017


Excellence in Urban Architectrure:

Oval Pavilion – DSRA Architecture / BMR Structural Engineering / M Lawrence Eng. / MCW Group / Gordon Ratcliffe Landscape Architects / HRM / Seagate Construction – Completed: December 2015

Advocacy Grant Program – Applications due May 31st

REMINDER:  APALA is now welcoming applications for advocacy grants.  The purpose of the grant is to provide financial assistance for public outreach projects or educational initiatives by APALA members that promote the profession within Atlantic Canada.  More information can be found here

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