Waterfront Master Plan Receives CSLA Award of Excellence

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The City of Kingston’s Waterfront Master Plan was recently awarded the Canadian Society of Landscape Architect’s (CSLA) 2017 National Award of Excellence.

It was one of 14 winning projects from across the country that represented “world-class roadside and residences, ambitious plans for waterfront, community greening and poetic places”, according to a release.

“With respect to the waterfront master plan, participating residents know how much hard work and input went into this long-term plan which envisions the future of all of Kingston’s waterfronts over the next 30 years,” said Neal Unsworth, manager, parks development. “This award affirms that this plan will truly help secure our beautiful vision.”

Kingston’s Waterfront Master Plan was the winner of the ‘large-scale planning and analysis‘ category.


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The CSLA stated in its award citation that the Kingston Waterfront Master Plan was “a project of staggering scope, requiring colossal effort. The process was open and inclusive, and the breadth of vision remarkable. The work itself is exquisite…This is a TRUE master plan with enough information to look a long way into the future. It is commendable to take on something this big and to believe in it.”

The CSLA Awards of Excellence recognizes landscape architectural firms with projects that incorporate distinctive design, ground-breaking research, sustainable landscape management and visionary planning.

A jury of peers annually chooses outstanding projects that showcase design and planning excellence from across Canada.

Learn more about the CSLA Awards of Excellence at csla-aapc.ca and information about the Waterfront Master Plan can be found here on the City of Kingston website.


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