The California Council of ASLA is Working for You!

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed SB 608 (Glazer), the Sunset Review Bill. (1) Existing law regulating professions and vocations requires certain designated agencies, within the purview of the Department of Consumer Affairs, to require applicants to furnish their fingerprints for purposes of conducting criminal history record checks. This bill would, beginning on January 1, 2021, [...]

By |2019-10-01T14:33:37-07:00October 1st, 2019|Advocacy, Industry News|

April is Landscape Architecture Month

April is World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM), an international celebration of landscape architecture. WLAM introduces the profession to the public by highlighting landscape architect-designed spaces around the world. This year follow ASLA’s Instagram as we kick off a month-long showcase of some of our student chapters. Starting April 1 a different ASLA student chapter will [...]

By |2018-04-12T11:46:53-07:00April 12th, 2018|Advocacy, Uncategorized|

People’s Climate Change March

On April 29, ASLA Leaders meeting for their Mid-Year business meetings in Washington, DC took time out to participate in the People's Climate Movement March in Washington, D.C. Thousands of people, including landscape architects, not only participated in the People's Climate Movement March in Washington, D.C., but other cities around the country to demonstrate opposition [...]

Colorado Licensure

On March 29, the Colorado Senate passed SB 17-218, legislation that would extend landscape architecture licensing and continue the landscape architecture licensing board until 2028. Several days prior to the full Senate vote, the Colorado Chapter testified at a hearing on the legislation. The bill is now before the Colorado House of Representatives and is [...]

By |2017-04-06T13:18:28-07:00April 6th, 2017|Advocacy, Industry News, Uncategorized|

FHWA Publishes Metropolitan Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Handbook

On March 8, 2017, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Planning published a Handbook, titled "Metropolitan Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Handbook." The purpose of this handbook is to provide Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) with practical information and examples, as they consider pedestrian and bicycle transportation in their regional planning activities. Based on research including [...]

By |2017-03-24T13:01:12-07:00March 24th, 2017|Advocacy, Uncategorized|

Regulatory Changes that Could Impact Licensure

Over 4,000 state legislative bills were introduced by late February in Sacramento (a record number for the beginning of the state's two year legislative session). Among the many bills are several measures that could impact many state licensees if legislators decide to make the entry into different professions easier. The upside for the agencies is, [...]

By |2017-03-16T14:34:28-07:00March 16th, 2017|Advocacy, Industry News, Uncategorized|

NPS Legislation Passes House of Representatives

Prior to adjourning, the U.S. Congress passed H.R. 4680, the National Park Service Centennial Act. The bipartisan legislation celebrates the National Park Service's 100th year of existence and provides tools and resources to safeguard America's iconic natural and historical treasures. The Centennial bill also establishes the National Park Centennial Challenge Fund to finance signature construction, [...]

By |2017-01-20T06:50:29-08:00December 14th, 2016|Advocacy|

2016 National Park Service Centennial

Today, the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday! This momentous day represents 100 years of service and steadfast protection and preservation of our nation’s most beloved outdoor and recreational spaces, cultural resources, and historical sites. ASLA is working to advance federal legislation, which includes the National Park Service Centennial Challenge Fund. The Fund [...]

By |2017-01-20T06:50:29-08:00August 25th, 2016|Advocacy|

Diversity Summit Sets 2017 Action Plan

Landscape architecture is currently facing a crisis of diversity. African Americans and Latinos together account for less than 10 percent of graduating landscape architects. These demographics fail to reflect those of the wider U.S. population. U.S. Census data project that minorities, now 37 percent of the U.S. population, will constitute 57 percent by 2060. To [...]

By |2016-08-03T15:26:48-07:00July 27th, 2016|Advocacy, Industry News|