On behalf of its members, the ASLA Florida monitors and advocates on legislative and other matters that affect the Landscape Architect profession.
Working with National ASLA and other professional organizations, ASLA Florida provides information to and educates federal, state and local policymakers regarding key issues.
Everyday, ASLA Florida is working on behalf of its members and the profession!
Below are some of our key initiatives:
Government Affairs Committee (GAC)
The GAC's mission is to preserve, protect, promote, and strengthen the regulated practice of Landscape Architecture in Florida, and to reduce barriers to the practice as a responsibility and service to ASLA Florida members.
Activities undertaken by the GAC fall within four broad Service Goals that promote the professional interests of members of the American Society of Landscape Architects Florida Chapter:
1. Outreach and communication with members of the Florida Legislature and other elected officials who enact laws and statues affecting the regulated practice of landscape architecture in Florida, including support for the Florida Board of Landscape Architecture (FBOLA).
2. Engagement and consultation with state, county, and local agencies and commissions that regulate the practice of landscape architecture in Florida.
3. Development of procedure, practices, and instruments that will build relationships with the members of allied industry groups and promote public visibility of the ASLA Florida.
4. Collaborate with ASLA and other state Chapters of ASLA to preserve, protect, promote and strengthen the regulated practice of landscape architecture.
For more information on the GAC, contact the committee Chair at GovernmentAffairsChair@FLASLA.org.
World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM)
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 take over our Instagram account to show off the projects they are working on and local landscape architecture.
Remember to share your favorite landscape-architect-designed spaces with #WLAM2018.
For more information on WLAM, CLICK HERE.
Historic American Landscape Survey (HALS)
The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) mission is to record historic landscapes in the United States and its territories through measured and interpretive drawings, written histories, and large-format photographs for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection at the Library of Congress.
In 2000, the National Park Service, American Society of Landscape Architects, and Library of Congress entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that established the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). In 2010, the three organizations signed the Agreement that made HALS a permanent program to document historic landscapes that serve as tangible evidence of our nation’s heritage and development.
ASLA Florida provides professional guidance and technical advice for the program covering the state of Florida and the U.S. Territories of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
For more information on HALS, CLICK HERE.