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Ground 53

President's Message: A message from Jane Welsh, OALA President
Editorial Board Message: A message from Nadja Pausch, Chair, Ground Editorial Board
Exercise: Moving it outside
Something in the Dough
Round Table: Was there ever really a normal?
Accessing the New Normal
Brampton's 20-Minute Walkable Neighbourhood: A Q&A with Yvonne Yeung
Grounding: Seed songs sun in spring
When Public Realm Meets Global Pandemic: A Q&A with Nina-Marie Lister
Notes: A miscellany of news and events
Artifact: #workingfromhome


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Photo Editor
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OALA Editorial Board
Saira Abdulrehman
Trish Clarke
Tracy Cook
Eric Gordon
Mark Hillmer
Helene Iardas
Eric Klaver
Sarah Manteuffel
Alexandra Ntoukas
Nadja Pausch (Chair)
Kaari Kitawi
Dalia Todary-Michael

Web Editor
Jennifer Foden

Social Media Manager
Jennifer Foden

Art Direction/Design
Noël Nanton/typotherapy

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The New Normal? – see page 10.

Ground: Landscape Architect Quarterly is published four times a year by the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects.

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2020–2021 OALA 
Governing Council

Jane Welsh

Vice President
Kendall Flower

Steve Barnhart

Stefan Fediuk

Past President
Doris Chee

Cynthia Graham
Cameron Smith
Justin Whalen

Associate Councillor—Senior
Leah Lanteigne

Associate Councillor—Junior
Chen Zixiang

Lay Councillor
Peter Hersics

Appointed Councillor
Liat Margolis

Appointed Educator University of Guelph
Brendan Stewart

Appointed Educator University of Toronto

University of Guelph Student Representative
Matthew Canaran

University of Toronto Student Representative
Morgan Quinn

OALA Staff

Executive Director
Aina Budrevics

Ingrid Little

Juleen Anderson

About Ground
Ground: Landscape Architect Quarterly is published by the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects and provides an open forum for the exchange of ideas and information related to the profession of landscape architecture. Letters to the editor, article proposals, and feedback are encouraged. For submission guidelines, contact Ground at [email protected].

Ground reserves the right to edit all submissions.

The views expressed in the magazine are those of the writers and not necessarily the views of the OALA and its Governing Council.

Upcoming Issues of Ground
Ground 54 (Summer) Rising
Ground 55 (Fall) Connect

Deadline for editorial proposals:
April 16, 2021

Deadline for advertising space reservations:
July 14, 2021

Ground 56 (Winter) Home

Deadline for editorial proposals:
July 9, 2021

Deadline for advertising space reservations:
October 13, 2021

About the OALA
The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects works to promote and advance the profession of landscape architecture and maintain standards of professional practice consistent with the public interest. The OALA promotes public understanding of the profession and the advancement of the practice of landscape architecture. In support of the improvement and/or conservation of the natural, cultural, social and built environments, the OALA undertakes activities including promotion to governments, professionals and developers of the standards and benefits of landscape architecture.

Ground Advisory Panel
Andrew B. Anderson, OALA – Inactive Member, BLA, MSc.
World Heritage Management Landscape & Heritage Expert, Oman Botanic Garden
John Danahy, OALA, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
George Dark, OALA, FCSLA, ASLA, Principal, Urban Strategies Inc., Toronto
Real Eguchi, OALA – Retired Member, Toronto
Donna Hinde, OALA, FCSLA, Partner, The Planning Partnership, Toronto
Ryan James, OALA, Senior Landscape Architect, Novatech, Ottawa
Alissa North, OALA, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Principal of North Design Office, Toronto
Peter North, OALA, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Principal of North Design Office, Toronto
Nathan Perkins, MLA, PhD, ASLA, Associate Professor, University of Guelph
Victoria Taylor, OALA, Principal, Victoria Taylor Landscape Architect, Toronto
Jim Vafiades, OALA, FCSLA, Senior Landscape Architect, Stantec, Toronto