IFLA World launches Global Survey of Landscape Architecture Profession
The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) announces a Global Survey of Practice for Landscape Architecture in partnership with the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) - open until 6 November 2022.
IFLA is launching a survey of practice with the aims of better understanding the practice of landscape architecture around the globe. By identifying similarities and differences in practice regionally and by country, the project seeks to expand the role, definition, and mobility of the landscape architect as well as understand how changes in practice, such as the response climate change, have forced the profession to evolve.
IFLA partnered with CLARB in 2021 to assist in developing and analyzing the survey through a data-driven scientific psychometric process known as a Job Task Analysis (JTA) in which practitioners participate in sharing their knowledge, skills, education, and practice focus. To ensure wide representation of the global profession, the survey was developed by a work group of IFLA volunteers representing each IFLA Region at a three-day session in May 2022 and revalidated by the work group in June 2022.
The Global Survey of Practice was launched during the IFLA World Congress and is available to all practicing landscape architects globally.
The survey is available in six languages including, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and German and can be accessed at iflaworld.com/global-job-task-analysis.
“IFLA is excited to undertake this initiative as we believe it will validate the impact Landscape Architecture has globally,” said IFLA President James Hayter. “The most important piece of this survey is to get as much participation as possible globally. We encourage the IFLA members to help promote and distribute this survey!”
“CLARB is honored to partner in this effort with IFLA and we’re confident the results will elevate our profession globally,” said Chuck Smith, CLARB President.
All survey submissions are anonymous and confidential—no personal information will be collected or stored. Once the survey is complete, the data will be analyzed by professional psychometricians and a full report will be provided to the IFLA membership. Additionally, each country and IFLA Region that has statistically significant participation will be provided a customized report. The analyzed results and reports are expected to be available in early 2023.
IFLA officially represents the world body of landscape architects through its member associations and regions and in both governmental and non-governmental organizations, such as the UN, UNESCO, UIA, etc. We are a not-for-profit, non-political, non-governmental organisation. the allied built-environment professions, demanding the highest standards of education, training, research and professional practice, and providing leadership and stewardship in all matters.
Our mission is to promote the landscape architecture profession within a collaborative partnership of he allied built-environment professions, demanding the highest standards of education, training, research and professional practice, and providing leadership and stewardship in all matters
Since 1970, CLARB has been dedicated to ensuring that all individuals who affect the natural and built environment through the practice of landscape architecture are sufficiently qualified to do so. CLARB works to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare by establishing and promoting professional licensure standards for education, experience and examination required for the profession of landscape architecture. CLARB’s members include the licensure boards that regulate the profession of landscape
architecture in the United States, including District of Columbia, Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico, and in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario.
Open until November 6th 2022.