May 8, 2002
Licensing needs met with new landscape architecture coalition

Three of the largest landscape architecture groups have announced their decision to join forces to form a new coalition dedicated to preserving, expanding and upgrading licensure of the profession.

     The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) and the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) will form a coalition to bring a united front to provide necessary support for local licensure battles, including research to create a legal basis for defining an appropriate scope of work for landscape architecture. Other activities include the creation of data, reports, case studies and model testimonies. The groups hope also to form a grant program for local efforts and a travelling licensing assistance team.

     Representatives from each group met in January to discuss the Coalition's governance, funding mechanisms and staffing needs.