Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Joint Diversity Statement

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Joint Diversity Statement

January 2018 Presidents Council

Mirroring the Nation: Landscape Architecture and the Future of the Profession

For the profession of landscape architecture to remain relevant and responsive, it must better represent the communities and people it serves. Greater diversity brings new perspectives and thought leadership, strengthens professional/community connections, and supports social equity. The undersigned organizations hereby make a commitment to increase resources and actions that: recruit and retain underrepresented students to landscape architecture programs; help mentor graduates into professional life and leadership; and foster an inclusive and welcoming practice environment.

Together, we pledge to work toward a diverse profession fully reflective of our nation. By 2025, we will endeavor to achieve a professional profile that correlates with the 2012 population-share estimates*, while working toward the longer-term goal of parity with 2060 projections for the nation as a whole.

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA)
Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB)
Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB)