January 21, 2013
via Veronica Meadows - CLARB
Learn first-hand from the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) about changes to the structure and delivery of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.) and how they will produce a more relevant, defensible, and efficient exam experience for candidates. From the streamlined registration process to the fully computerized administration, attendees will learn how the new exam was developed, what content will be tested, how the exam will be administered and get a sneak peek at the new item (problem) types featured on the exam. Attendees will leave with accurate information about the new exams and realistic expectations of the new exam format and, as a result, candidates will be in a better position to be successful.
(CEUs: LA CES 1.5)
When: Saturday, February 9th, 8:30-10:00 AM
Where: LA Expo, Long Beach, CA
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November 10, 2012
Join CLARB this month for a webcast about the fully computerized L.A.R.E. and see a live demonstration of the new exam items for Sections 3 and 4.
By participating in the webcast you will:
-Learn how the L.A.R.E. is developed, why updates to the exam are necessary, and what content will be tested;
-See a live demonstration of the new exam items for Sections 3 and 4; and
-Understand how to register for the exam.
Wednesday, November 14 at noon, Eastern Time
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February 11, 2012
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Submissions will be accepted until Friday, June 29, 2012 for this year's Wayne Grace Memorial Student Design Competition.
One grand prize winner will receive $1,000 cash + $1,000 credit towards taking the L.A.R.E. OR purchasing/renewing a CLARB Council Record! It only costs $25 to enter and students are encouraged to submit school projects.
Download and share the competition rules.
Download and share the promotional flyer.
This competition, open to any student or team of students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate Landscape Architectural Degree Program, recognizes outstanding student examples of landscape architectural work that clearly demonstrate (in words and images that can be easily understood by the public, regulators, landscape architects and other design professionals) how the practice of landscape architecture and licensing affects quality of life.
CLARB's not-for-profit charitable foundation, the Landscape Architectural Registration Boards Foundation (LARBF), created this annual competition in honor of Wayne Grace, a licensed professional who was dedicated to improving the quality of life in his hometown of Macon, Georgia through the practice of landscape architecture and worked to advance the cause of licensure throughout the United States.
If you have questions or need additional information about the competition, please contact Missy Sutton, CLARB Communications Coordinator, via phone (571-432-0332 ext. 113) or email. CLARB's office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
October 10, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Landmark Study Defines "Public Welfare" and How Landscape Architecture Impacts It; Research Sheds New Light on Poorly Understood but Distinctive Aspect of Practice
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (UNITED STATES) -- October 5, 2011 -- The licensed practice of landscape architecture has seven distinct, observable impacts on public welfare according to a newly released study by ERIN Research for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB). The landmark report also offered a contemporary definition of public welfare (an integral part of professional licensure along with health and safety). A special executive summary of the report can be downloaded by clicking here
"While public welfare is a poorly defined, understood, and appreciated area of practice," noted CLARB Past President Ian Wasson, "it also represents a substantial portion of our body of knowledge and its application differentiates our practice from related disciplines."
He added that this new research provides a "practical, new framework" for understanding public welfare and how the profession "uniquely contributes" to its advancement.
The report describes public welfare as a "fusion" of the concepts of "public realm" and "well-being" and offers a modern definition based on the historical context as well as current legal practice and foundations. The seven principal impacts of landscape architecture on public welfare include:
• Environmental sustainability
• Economic sustainability
• Public health and well-being
• Community building
• Landscape awareness and stewardship
• Aesthetic and creative experiences
• Better functioning communities
"CLARB sponsored this groundbreaking research to help the organization and its member licensure boards better understand the relationship between the licensed practice of landscape architecture and public welfare," noted Executive Director Joel Albizo, "and to ensure that it was properly recognized in the licensure examination." He added that the findings have generated "substantial interest" inside and outside the profession and that the organization is working to share these new insights more broadly.
About the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards
CLARB exists to promote public health, safety and welfare in the practice of landscape architecture. It accomplishes this goal by supporting its member state/provincial licensure boards that regulate the practice in 48 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and two Canadian provinces.
For more information:
Veronica Meadows, Director of Communications
June 13, 2011
Some of the highlights from our National Office the past month are as follows:
Governance and Administration
EVP Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, attended the Landscape Architecture Foundationâ€™s (LAF) Executive Committee and Board Meeting last week. Agenda items include LAFâ€™s scholarship programs; a new case study investigation program; Landscape Performance Series outreach events; 2010 draft financial statements; and development training.
At the Mid Year Meeting the Trustees voted to keep the requirements the same for Full Membership. The Trustees also requested the Staff Contact CLARB and begin the process for developing a Title for Licensed Landscape Architects that would be universal. The Staff will report back at the Annual Meeting in San Diego at the end of October. The Trustees also voted to update the International Membership citeria to allow them to be elected to Fellow using the same guidelines as Full members.
Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Steven LaTourette (R-OH) recently introduced the bipartisan Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011. Federal Government Affairs Manager Roxanne Blackwell successfully had language included in the bill that would call on the Secretary of the Department of Transportation to work with the American Society of Landscape Architects for research, technical guidance, and implementation assistance of the policy. ASLA advocates will ask their legislators to support the Complete Streets legislation during the upcoming ASLA Advocacy Day.
Acting Assistant Administrator Nancy Stoner of the Environmental Protection Agencyâ€™s (EPA) Office of Water will address ASLA leadership on May 18. Stoner will discuss EPAâ€™s proposed rulemaking that would encourage the use of green infrastructure to help manage our nationâ€™s stormwater runoff and other EPA green infrastructure programs.
ASLA sent letters to congressional transportation leaders outlining ASLAâ€™s transportation priorities. The letter calls for the inclusion of a robust Transportation Enhancements (TE) program, an enhanced Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program, the Recreational Trails program, and a national Complete Streets policy in the reauthorization of the surface transportation law. Earlier this week the ASLA Advocacy Network was activated to urge Congress to pass a fair transportation bill that invests in critical bike and pedestrian infrastructure, trails and safe complete streets. We followed up with visits to all the Senators and many representatives during our Lobby Day on May 19th before the Mid Year Meeting. I visited Senators Wyden and Merkley along with Representative Schraderâ€™s offices and had good discussions with their key staff.
Publishing and Resource Development
EXPO and Annual Meeting sponsorship contracts now total 74 percent of the annual budget goal. Advertising contracts for Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) now total 77 percent of the annual budget goal.
On May 5, the Urban Forestry Quarterly Roundtable met at Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., in Gainesville, Virginia. The theme was managing natural areas in urban/urbanizing areas to address multiple objectives.
Public Relations and Communications
Recent ASLA coverage has appeared in the Washington Post(which was syndicated to many other papers around the country), Philadelphia Inquirer, Ridgewood News, San Luis Obispo Tribune, Indianapolis Star, Charleston Gazette, Hospitality Design, Anchorage Daily News, San Diego Union Tribune, Indiana News Center, and others. Stories are in development at the Wall Street Journal, Washington City Paper, Travel + Leisure magazine, Inhabitat, About.com, Women on Green, and Playground Magazine.
November 5, 2010
Please help defend and define the licensed practice of landscape architecture by participating in the task analysis validation survey. Every five to seven years the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) conducts a Task Analysis of the practice of landscape architecture to ensure that the Landscape Architectural Registration Exam (L.A.R.E.) accurately reflects the knowledge and skills required to practice as a licensed professional. Task Analysis results are also used at the state level to help define, support and defend critical aspects of the licensed profession of landscape architecture. This year's revision expands the core competencies to include concepts of sustainability, health and public well-being. The survey asks you to identify and rank tasks, knowledge and skills affecting public health, safety and welfare and critical to professional performance.
Your input is vital to this process, so please watch your mailboxes for the Task Analysis survey invitation. To capture the diversity of the profession, CLARB is sending the survey to a representative sample of landscape architects and those pursuing licensure across the U.S. and Canada.
Why should I participate?
Another important aspect of the Task Analysis is to ensure that respondents embody a wide representation of the profession. This ensures that all aspects of practice are considered and incorporated into the analysis. Just a small investment of your time to complete the Task Analysis survey will help strengthen the profession and its ability to serve and protect the public through validation of the current scope of practice.
- Support the defense of your scope of practice.
- Make your voice heard in the new standards for core competency as a licensed landscape architect.
- Ensure that all critical aspects of licensed practice are recognized (scope has increased to include concepts of sustainability, health and public well-being).
This is your opportunity to give back to the profession.
The deadline for completing the survey is November 19.
If you have questions regarding the Task Analysis, please contact CLARB at firstname.lastname@example.org