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2019 CSLA Annual Conference & 2019 BC Land Summit

2019 Conferences & Showcase of Products

CSLA Annual Conference, Showcase of Products & AGM 
May 7-8, 2019 | Westin Bayshore Vancouver

The theme of the 2019 Conference was Awareness, Acknowledgement and Engagement – Landscape Architecture and Reconciliation.  
Approximately 275 to 300 delegates, speakers, and exhibitors gathered for this premier event for landscape architects and allied design professionals in BC. BC was proud to host this spectacular national event for landscape architects.  Since the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Calls to Action the national dialogue on Indigenous issues has been growing.  The 2019 CSLA Congress explored three pillars: a) acknowledgement, b) awareness and c) engagement. 

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BC Land Summit Society
The concept of the BC Land Summit emerged from discussions between several land use professions, which were facilitated through a professional roundtable. The mutual benefits of collaborating on a joint conference were soon apparent, and a decision to proceed was taken by a number of the participating professions.  The current members of the BC Land Summit Society include:

  • The Appraisal Institute of Canada – BC
  • The British Columbia Institute of Agrologists
  • The British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects
  • The Planning Institute of British Columbia
  • The Real Estate Institute of British Columbia

Held every five years, the BC Land Summit is the premier collaborative conference providing interdisciplinary education, professional development, and training opportunities for professional practitioners in fields related to land and land-use in British Columbia.  These professionals will come from a wide range of communities - large and small, urban and rural - with a diversity of professional backgrounds. The 2019 BC Land Summit program included keynote speakers: Sheila Watt-Cloutier, and Edward Glaeser, as well as featured evening entertainment presenter Mark Critch. 

Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins