August 9, 2021

Urban greening initiative welcomes inaugural members

A new public-private research consortium created to address urban landscape challenges is now open for membership.

Landscape Ontario joins as an inaugural member alongside Walker Industries. The consortium is led by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, which has led urban horticulture research through its Greening the Landscape program for the past decade.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the importance of available and accessible urban greenspace and we expect this to figure prominently in future urban planning and design,” said Ian Potter, Vineland’s president and CEO.

The consortium will lead urban greening research by setting research priorities that reflect industry needs and support its economic success. Consortium members will also have access to a range of other benefits, from training and skills development opportunities to network connections and emerging knowledge.

“This is a unique opportunity for stakeholders across the industry to get in on the ground floor of an initiative that will shape the future of urban greening research and innovation across Canada,” said Tony DiGiovanni, executive director of Landscape Ontario.

Various levels of consortium membership are available for a range of stakeholders, from landscape professionals to municipal governments.

For more information on membership, contact