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Looking at the city, Mont Royal park, Montreal, QC

The first phase wants to reach everyone:

  • By sharing Canadian landscape architect’s (CSLA) vision about "landscapes" available to the greatest number of stakeholders;
  • By favouring common and accessible technologies to present this vision about landscapes;
  • By illustrating through these images one or many principles from the Canadian Landscape Charter:
    Some examples could be: recognize landscape as vital; practice participatory and collaborative processes; increase awareness and understanding; identify the complex multidimensional and interdependent values of the landscape; encourage knowledge sharing; etc.;…
  • By facilitating a conversation between all CSLA and IFLA members, all other stakeholders acting on landscapes and the general public on the importance of “all landscapes”

The second phase is about "landscape architecture"…

  • Invite all landscape architects who are members of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects to submit digital photographs that capture the personal extent of a site, a space, a landscape from all Canadian province or territory. Those images are to show the personal perspective of a site seen as "significant, meaningful": it can be public or private;
  • Link each of these images to a description to why they are significant, meaningful to the author and how they participate to their quality of life - it could be a place to rest, work, eat, exchange, share, take care, love, meet, help, study, meditate, communicate, cooperate, relax, day-dream, have fun, etc. It is all about our interactions with the different landscapes that surround us;
  • Illustrate one or several of the Canadian Landscape Charter principles & values using these images;
  • Encourage the participation of each component association to select the images that will make up their Collection of meaningful landscapes from their province or territory;
  • Initiate a conversation between all CSLA’s members, other stakeholders and the general public on the importance of “all landscapes”.


  • About sharing and exchanging with the widest audience about the importance of all landscapes;
  • Raising greater awareness on how landscape architecture, as practiced by Canadian landscape architects, participates to the protection, design and management of all types of landscapes.

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architectects (CSLA) is:

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is a professional organization with over 1,980 landscape architects as members. As the voice of the profession in Canada, the CSLA is an advocate for its members on issues such as urban design, urban renewal, sustainable development and cultural heritage.

The CSLA delivers programs and services for its members that:
  • increase public awareness and promote the profession - the CSLA communication tools include the website (www.csla-aapc.ca), the membership directory, a monthly bulletin, social media sites and LANDSCAPES|PAYSAGES, the national magazine;
  • provide opportunities for professional development - the CSLA holds an Annual General Meeting and Congress, provides information year round to members about industry and professional learning opportunities and coordinates continuing education programs and opportunities nationally;
  • recognize members and celebrate member achievements within the profession through the CSLA Awards of Excellence, the Recognition Awards Programs, the College of Fellows and by administering the Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture;
  • support education and research through the accreditation of undergraduate and graduate landscape architecture programs, recognition of student achievement and provision of scholarships.

For the CLP, landscape architecture is :

At the crossroads of development and design, landscape architecture specializes in the planning and development of new landscapes, and in the management, enhancement, protection and restoration of existing landscapes, ranging from the smallest local area to regional planning. Landscape architecture intervention’s scale and diversity drive the landscape architects toward the cultural, heritage, social, aesthetic, economic and environmental interconnecting perspectives. Depending on the context, these are realized with stakeholders’ involvement and/or multidisciplinary collaboration, and they could include all steps relating to the completion of a landscape project, from its planning to its execution and supervision, from its estimation to the invitation to bid, etc.

The Canadian Landscapes Portfolio Editions

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Dreamed Landscapes Portfolio

The Portfolio third edition, "Dreamed Landscapes" seeks to be a conclusion permitting all future participants to fix digitally any landsapce that would be perceived as EXCEPTIONAL - natural and untouched or artificial and the result of human intervention…


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Lac des castors… Parc du Mont Royal (QC)
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