There is pending legistlation in many states that outlines the scope of work for landscape architects. Some of this scope of work includes items that are also done by planners (code enforcement, comprehensive planning, site planning, etc.). If this legislation is passed, it would be a felony for anyone who is NOT a landscape architect to do this scope of work. Other professions including architecture and engineering have similar types of legislation (pending or enacted). Several of these bills might include clauses excluding planners. The following is a bill I found in the Pennsylvania/Delaware ASLA chapter.
I was wondering if anyone has something similar. It seems like the role of planners, especially in the private sector, is at greater risk for doing their scope of work, especially if "planners" can only work in the public sector (which seems another reason for me to earn a double masters in planning and LA).