SEDRD featured in recent OPPI Journal

University of Guelph

Local Food and Agriculture

by:  John F Devlin


As the planet’s population continues to grow and use finite resources, long-term sustainability comes more and more into question. Food sovereignty, responsible water use, the role of technology in environmentally sustainable development, and healthy communities all depend on long-range vision and good land use decisions.

Remembering Doug Hoffman

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Dr. Douglas Hoffman.  Dr.

Cecelia Paine serves as Toronto Urban Design Award Juror

June 13-14, Professor Cecelia Paine, FCSLA, FASLA, OALA, served as a design juror for the 2013 Toronto Urban Design Awards. In addition to Paine, the jury included an urban designer, two architects and a journalist from across Canada.   In total, the jurors reviewed 90 professional entries and 30 student entries. The purpose of the awards is to recognize designers and developers who contribute to the creation of great public spaces.  The Awards Ceremony will take place the evening of Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

Recent MLA graduate to present thesis at ECLAS conference in Germany

Desiree Valadares (MLA 2013), advised by Nate Perkins and Sean Kelly, has been accepted to present her graduate thesis at the 2013 ECLAS (European Council for Landscape Architecture Schools) Conference this September in Hamburg, Germany.  Her thesis involved the compilation of a landscape biography of Ontario Place, a neglected modernist landscape along Toronto's post-industrial waterfront.

Jim Taylor Keynote Speaker of IFLA Africa Symposium

Jim Taylor FCSLA FASLA FCELA, is an invited keynote speaker for the IFLA Africa Symposium to be held from October 14 to 18, 2013 in Logos, Nigeria.  The symposium theme is People and Landscapes and will receive papers on environmental philosophy and theory; productive regional landscapes; urban landscapes; cultural landscapes; and politics, policies and landscape development.  Professor Taylor has served as the Chair of the IFLA Africa Committee responsible for advancing the profession on the continent. 

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