Many landscapes are just perceived as “filling empty areas between buildings, housing developments, highways and urban centres, or being vague sectors capable of managing themselves”. In other words, they are often described as vacant areas with little value, just waiting to be developed, to be rendered useful with some identifiable (mostly economic or functional) functions…
IFLA, 2012




Summer is over but fall signals the beginning of the Canadian Landscape Portfolio submission period for its Second Edition - THE DESIGNED LANDSCAPES PORTFOLIO -

I hope you had the opportunity and time to look around you during this precious season - while all season are rich in opportunities to explore and appreciate our vast and highly diversified country, summer is certainly the favourite season for adventures and explorations. It was the perfect occasion to find those special "designed places" that could become your submissions in CLP's second edition.

For me, this summer was the occasion to travel from Halifax to Prince-Rupert / island of Vancouver for a period of ten (10) weeks. I think I am starting to grasp how unbelievable and majestic the Canadian landscapes can be... And our interventions definitely can add to this strength.

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