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LSCR Trails StrategyPhoto: Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, North Vancouver, BC

Enjoy this collection of articles and resources we found particularly interesting this week.

Everybody has to die
Investing in a final resting place as Metro Vancouver’s real estate market heats up

A walk in the park
Parks are the key to good public health and to the environmental health of cities,”

Bowen Island Parks Plan
A community-supported vision for Bowen Island’s parks, trails and beaches

Design, technology and hardscapes
Designing pavers that could help prevent flooding

A video of Fin Garden in Kashan, Iran
Landscape architect Jean-Philippe Teyssie takes us on a tour through the historic Fin Garden (video below).

A Visit to Bedrock Granite

A visit to Bedrock Granite Stone

In the last few years, LEES + Associates has been working on the planning and design of a new cemetery in western Canada. The cemetery is expected to open in 2019 with the landscape contract slated to go to tender this fall.

The LEES + Associates design team hopes to incorporate basalt pillars and Alberta Sandstone into feature areas of the new cemetery; Madoc Hill and Leila Zeppelin from the team had a great visit to Bedrock Natural Stone last week to select stones for the project.
Here are a few photos from their visit.

Bedrock Granite Stone

Bedrock Granite Stone

Bedrock Granite Stone

Bedrock Granite Stone

Bedrock Granite Stone

5 Links for Your Reading Pleasure

Air India Memorial
Photo: Air India Memorial, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

Please enjoy this collection of interesting articles and resources we read this week.
Running out of cemetery space
The need for cemetery space in Strathcona County is set to increase dramatically over the coming 25 years, with projections pointing to an additional 14 acres required.

The Future of Urban Design
Residents of a building confined within a dense Copenhagen neighborhood finally get the outdoor space they desire—in an unlikely place.

Landscape Architecture Resource Online
20 landscape architecture websites representing a variety of interests within the field of landscape architecture and design.

The 2018 Winter Olympics
The Alpensia Olympic Park in PyeongChang, South Korea, which is hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics cross-country skiing, biathlon, and ski jump competitions, is the result of clever planning by landscape architects.

2018 RAIC Festival of Architecture
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) Festival of Architecture is coming to Saint John, New Brunswick, beginning May 30.

Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium

Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium

LEES+Associates was excited to attend the 2017 MTB Tourism Symposium in Revelstoke BC this fall.

Gathering multidisciplinary minds invested in furthering the future of mountain bike tourism in British Columbia, the core theme for this year’s event was stewardship.

The symposium lectures covered topics such as; Creating Successful Multi-Use Trails, Sustainable Trail Management, Building Relationships in our First Nations Communities, Planning and Building for All Riders, Mtn Biking in National Parks, and The future of E-Bikes.

The symposium was a great success with over 200 participants representing a broad spectrum of the industry; from community planners, landscape architects and trail builders to recreation professionals and policy makers.

Ali Canning from our team, took part in a pre-symposium IMBA Canada Trail Building Workshop which focused on sustainable trail building technique and design, and was followed by infield construction and a reforestation project.

Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium

Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium

Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium

In New Orleans with the ASLA

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) held its annual meeting and expo in New Orleans recently. Billed as the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world, this year’s events included several education sessions and tours, workshops, networking and a large exhibition.

In October, Catriona and Anezka from our team attended the conference, where Anezka, a 2016 University Olmsted Scholar alongside this year’s other scholars received recognition for demonstrating exceptional leadership potential.

Below are some photos from their trip to New Orleans…