News & Events
Design Matters with Leon van Schaik
Apr 03, 2013,
University of Calgary Downtown Campus, 906-8 Ave. SW
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Price: Free for students, $5.00 for non-students
Leon van Schaik is a Professor or Architecture at the Royal Melbourne Institue of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne, Australia, where he holds an Innovation Chair in practice-based research in design.
Leon promotes local and international architectural culture through practice-based research, focusing on creating and sustaining innovative communities of practice. In 2006 the General Division of the order of Australia made him an Officer (AO) for his service to architecture as an academic, practitioner and educator, and to the community through involvement with a wide range of boards and organizations related to architecture, culture and the arts.
Join us for this year’s final Design Matters lecture as Leon explores Design Practice Research: how we release the ‘sealed cognitive research capital’ in established and successful creative practice.
For more information click here
The Edge of Earth: Exploring Environmental Sustainability with Dr. Roberta Bondar
Apr 09, 2013,
Ross Glen Hall, Mount Royal University
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Price: Complimentary public admission
Join Dr. Roberta Bondar, neurologist, environmentalist, photographer and Canada’s first female astronaut, as she discusses the importance of earth observation for a sustainable future.
Click here to view the invitation.
World Landscape Architecture Month
Apr 01-30, 2013,
April is World Landscape Architecture Month. Share your profession with your friends and colleagues this month. Get inspired! Talk about what you do!
For more information, the CSLA produced a WLAM fact sheet which can be accessed here
The CSLA sponsored a poster contest and the winning poster can be found here.
For inspiring ideas on how to promote landscape architecture in your community, click here
Doug Olson Sustainability and Regional Planning, Landscape, Nature and Urbanism - A Nested Approach
Mar 26, 2013,
Art Gallery of Alberta
As part of the Regional Planning Speakers Series, the City Region Studies Centre is proud to hose a public lecture on Sustainability and Regional Planning by Douglas Olson.
Please indicate your intention to attend http://goo.gl/I4P3s
Urban planning and design has focused more on the form and density of buildings with less emphasis on the role of landscape and nature in shaping the quality and character of our cities. In recent years, greater emphasis has been placed on “Ecological Urbanism” and its importance in organizing and enhancing urban environments.
This public lecture will argue that sustainable urbanism must take a nested approach by considering regional landscape ecological patterns, while conserving or making functioning habitats at the community and site scales. Strategies for incorporating ecological landscapes within urbanizing areas will be discussed and illustrated with relevant local and international examples.
About the Speaker
As President of O2, Doug directs the firm’s work in landscape architecture, regional planning, urban design, and landscape ecology. He holds a Doctor of Design degree from Harvard University specializing in landscape planning, a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Manitoba. He has worked in Africa, Central and South America, China, Colombia, Mongolia and Slovenia, as well as throughout the United States and Canada.
His work has appeared in international publications and has won national awards.
Recent work includes the Calgary Metropolitan Plan, the South Saskatchewan Land Use Plan, the Growth Management Strategies for Lethbridge, the Cochrane Open Space Plan and many fine scale landscape architectural projects.
AALA South Pub Night
Apr 18, 2013,
Rose and Crown Pub, 1503 - 4 Street SW, Calgary, AB
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m
RSVP to Ernie Webster by
Monday, April 15, 2013.
Come to the Rose and Crown after work on Thursday, April 18 to catch up with your friends and colleagues! Hopefully spring will be in the air by then!
A big thank you to our sponsors Ion Irrigation and Sudden Fun for sponsoring this event!