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 aim 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 to climate change, have forced the profession to evolve.

“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!”

— IFLA President James Hayter

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 a 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 practising 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.


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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 aim of better understanding the practice of landscape architecture around the globe. By identifying similarities and differences […]



Published on September 21, 2022



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