November 12, 2010
in Professional Practice
A benefit of membership in ASLA is one free membership to a Professional Practice Networks, in "17 specialized areas of landscape architecture... Membership in these groups is available exclusively to ASLA members, who may join one PPN for free, and each additional PPN for only $15 per year. Topics include a variety of specializations, including: from Campus Planning and Design, Healthcare and Therapeutic Design, Historic Preservation, Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Sustainable Design and Development and Women in Landscape Architecture, to name a few.
Our current Oregon Chapter President Jim Hencke is the national chair of the Urban Design PPN, which periodically releases newsletters of items of interest for members related to urban issue from around the globe. From the latest: "Welcome to our Fall 2010 ASLA Urban Design Professional Practice Network Newsletter! This issue contains articles on art intervention in participatory planning, an analysis of the KÅ™emeÅ¾sky Brook watershed, A â€œKit of Parksâ€ for vacant lots and other unused spaces, and the urban streetscapes of Taipei."
Images from 'Urban Transformations' by Sarah Kathleen Peck
Read the entire selection of Urban Design PPN articles
November 5, 2010
in Professional Practice
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