SEDRD Represented at the Communities Leading Innovation Conference

Community development practitioners, policy makers, and community leaders gathered in London, Ontario for the 2019 Econous Conference. The conference highlighted how the new ideas that will be most transformational will be those that are created by and carried by communities. EconoUs2019 featured dynamic speakers, interactive storytelling and skill-building sessions, local and regional tours, a day for turning learning to action, and opportunities to network.

MLA alumna Jill Robertson named Top 40 Under 40

Jill Robertson is a MLA grad, and an active part of several landscape architecture associations, including the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation.  She is a Principal and Landscape Architect at DIALOG in Edmonton. Now Jill is recognized as a "Top 40 Under 40" in Edmonton. "Jill is named for the progressive ways she is shaping Edmonton's future through landscape architecture", said Dr. Robert Corry, Professor and MLA Program Co-ordinator.

Learning from New York City – LA Field Trip and Independent Study

From Thursday, August 8 to Sunday, August 11, 2019, a group of landscape architecture students from the University of Guelph participated in a field trip to New York City. During this time, these students had an opportunity to visit various parks and public spaces within this urban mecca. The trip included visiting significant historical and contemporary parks and green-scapes that have shaped NYC and have made an impact to the landscape architectural field in the city.

SEDRD led PlazaPOPS project is profiled in the Toronto Star and Spacing

WexPOPS, a SEDRD created community gathering place that ‘popped up’ in the Wexford Heights Plaza in Scarborough this summer was mentioned in a recent Toronto Star article that discusses the value of converting parking space to park space with case studies from Toronto and San Francisco and announces a new parklet bylaw that the City of Toronto will be enacting this fall. 

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