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New and Successful Efforts to Defend Licensing

During the last several months, the Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing successfully mobilized to both dispel an anti-licensure movement in Louisiana and reinvigorate responsible licensing in Illinois. To these ends, ARPL generated in-state public opinion research, concise op-ed writing, a strong presence at legislative and business fora, and digital media innovation. These successes provide useful blueprints for landscape architects to reference in the profession’s own advocacy efforts.

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Dangerous by Design 2022 Report and Upcoming Webinar

The National Complete Street Coalition, of which ASLA is a founding member, released the Dangerous by Design 2022 report. The report’s resource dashboard provides tools including statistical overviews, an interactive searchable map of “dangerous streets” within the United States, and metropolitan and state rankings of pedestrian fatalities.

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Biden Administration Vows to Act on Climate Crisis

ASLA’s Government Affairs team will continue to monitor the administration’s climate-related developments closely and work with allies and partners to promote policies that seek to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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Biden Administration Advances Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

On July 21, 2022, the Biden administration relaunched the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation (FICOR) to advance the administration’s America the Beautiful Initiative, which seeks to improve opportunities for outdoor recreation and access to nature. ASLA’s Government Affairs team continues to work to secure parks and recreation funding and policies that increase the profession’s opportunities.

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House Appropriations Committee Passes Fiscal Year 2023 Legislation

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee passed two funding bills relevant to landscape architects – Energy and Water Development as well as Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. These bills will fund projects related to climate resilience, biodiversity conservation, and ecosystem restoration.

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