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06/11/2018
CSLA Bulletin – June 2018

The latest bulletin can be found here.

06/11/2018
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.

Learn more…

 

06/11/2018
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.

05/19/2018
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.

05/19/2018
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

04/25/2018
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

03/14/2018
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;

Kim Perry,BCSLA, CSLA, ASLA

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.

Download the CSLA Press Release

03/14/2018
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.

02/23/2018
CSLA Bulletin – February 2018

Click here for the February 2018 CSLA Bulletin.

02/23/2018
IFLA Global Accord

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

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