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PROLOGUE 

10/ SCENT OF SPRING
WENDY SIMONSON

LEFT TO RIGHT | DE GAUCHE À DROITE : KATHERINE
TAKPANNIE, CHRIS GROSSET, SANDRA THIBAUDEAU
PHOTO COURTESY KATHERINE TAKPENNIE

09/ SIVUNIKSAVUT
CHRIS GROSSET
EN_
I WAS RECENTLY asked a question that might intrigue many LAs
with a decade or two of experience. "What is the most important
project you've completed?" My response was immediate: Nunavut
Sivuniksavut. It isn't a design or a plan or even a landscape. It's a unique
school program based in Ottawa, specifically designed for Inuit youth
who want to prepare for the opportunities that are being created by
the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and the new Government of
Nunavut.
For the past five years my colleague Ron Ryan and I have been teaching
Community Development, a second-year course of study for those
students wanting to deepen their understanding of Inuit history and
current issues in planning. The course melds Indigenous perspectives
on community planning with non-Indigenous models and is based on
the realities of Inuit communities. As student Katherine Takpannie
says, "The Community Development course provides us with an
overview of contemporary community development approaches...we
become familiar with a comprehensive community plan."
The course recognizes the unique challenges of Nunavut: the small
and isolated communities with limited employment opportunities, the
youthful demographic (half of the population is under the age of 25),
and the serious infrastructure deficit. But there are also opportunities:
the strong culture, the unique landscape and the wealth of resources.
The course leads the students through five steps in planning: visioning,
research, goal setting, implementation and monitoring. Group projects
must address a real need in a Nunavut community, and the students
are encouraged to incorporate the principle of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit
(Inuit traditional knowledge) into the final plans.
"The course is our opportunity to be agents for change," says Katherine
Takpannie. "It shows us the important link between community
development and social well-being of Inuit."
As a landscape architect, I cannot think of a more important project
than to support and inspire the upcoming leaders of Nunavut. These
students will create the strong, proud and resilient Inuit communities
of the future.

EN_
IF SPACE ALLOWED, I would plant a forest on every school
ground! If not a forest, then at least a patch. A patch of
native trees and tall shrubs, perhaps aspen or spruce,
dogwood and nannyberry, a patch large enough to envelop
a whole classroom, dense enough to snuff out winter winds
and transport kids into their own world, with open spaces
to spread-eagle under early summer shade.
In this nugget of nature for everyday play, children would
know the scent of spring when it finally comes, and the
pungent sweetness of autumn's drifts of crisping leaves.
They could experience the quiet stillness of winter, hear
stems that bend to warmer winds, boughs that sigh, and
leaves that whisper. They would taste, too, winter flavours
and sounds that are bright on the tongue, and the warm
soft tastes and sounds of summer.
It could easily be reasoned that the future of a world that
is whole and strong is seeded in school ground design.
Educating future generations on tending the planet begins
here, on grounds where kids can run through a grove of
trees, investigate rotting bark on a log, or just roll down
a hill, again and again. Engagement such as this fosters a
connection between children and the land, awakening the
spirit within that tells them they are part of the earth, and
it is part of them. This is followed by respect and caring for
the natural world, which in turn has the power to influence
the future.
Landscape architecture has the power to help heal stressed
souls, to teach, to bring joy and delight and to elevate the
human spirit - the same things, as it turns out, that time
spent with a child can do. Children and Nature. Perhaps if
we design more learning grounds like this, we will be OK
after all.
wsimonson@shaw.ca

CHRIS GROSSET is a partner with NVision InSight Group, an Indigenous
consulting firm based in Iqaluit and Ottawa. Away from the office he
supports his family's gallery, General Fine Craft, and is an avid gardener.

cgrosset@nvisiongroup.ca
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Spring 2018

To Begin With
Our Writers
Upfront
Essay
THE TRIAD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
CHANGZHI WETLAND PARK
AFTER THE DESIGNERS LEAVE THE ROOM
YOU CAN ONLY DESIGN A RIVER ONCE
CONVERSATION
A “PUF” OF INSPIRATION: TOWARD NET ZERO NEIGHBOURHOODS
THE TOUGH GET GOING ON THE WAY TO TRANSFORMATION
THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION: A STORY ONLY THE LANDSCAPE CAN TELL
INTERVIEW
CRITIQUE
PARTING SHOT | UNE DERNIÈRE SALVE
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - THE TRIAD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - AFTER THE DESIGNERS LEAVE THE ROOM
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - A “PUF” OF INSPIRATION: TOWARD NET ZERO NEIGHBOURHOODS
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - THE TOUGH GET GOING ON THE WAY TO TRANSFORMATION
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION: A STORY ONLY THE LANDSCAPE CAN TELL
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