In an effort to develop a global definition and description of the practice of landscape architecture, the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) partnered to conduct a Global Job Task Analysis. Goals included:
- better understand the profession of landscape architecture across the globe from the perspective of practitioners
- identify how practice is similar or different globally, regionally and nationally
- broaden the scope of the landscape architecture profession, where possible
A job task analysis (JTA) is a systematic procedure for analyzing the tasks performed by individuals in an occupation, as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform those tasks.
IFLA is a not-for-profit, nonpolitical, non-governmental organization that 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. IFLA’s mission is to create globally sustainable and balanced living environments for the benefit of humanity worldwide.
CLARB is a nonprofit association that works to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare by establishing and promoting professional licensure standards in Canada, the United States, Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands. CLARB’s mission is to design and promote landscape architectural standards.