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LAF at the 2021 CELA Virtual Conference

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is looking forward to the upcoming Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) virtual conference March 17-20. The conference is always a great window into new research and trends in pedagogy with presentations from faculty and students from universities across the United States and Canada, as well as further abroad, including China, Australia, New Zealand, and Korea. 

LAF staff will present during three Concurrent Sessions related to our landscape performance and case study work.

Looking Back – And Ahead: A Ten-Year Review of Landscape Performance in the Landscape Architecture Discipline

Panel Presentation, Thurs, 3/18, 2:00-3:00pm MT
Heather Whitlow, Landscape Architecture Foundation
Taner R. Ozdil, University of Texas at Arlington
Christopher D. Ellis, University of Maryland
Allyson Mendenhall, Design Workshop

All about That Base(line Data): Collecting, Assessing, and Comparing Pre- and Post-Project Data

Panel Presentation, Thurs, 3/18, 5:15-6:15pm MT
Allyson Mendenhall, Design Workshop
Catherine De Almeida, University of Washington
Yi Luo, University of Florida
Megan Barnes, Landscape Architecture Foundation

A Case Study Method for Landscape Architecture: A 20-Year Review

Panel Presentation, Fri, 3/19, 5:15-6:15pm MT CANCELLED
Megan Barnes, Landscape Architecture Foundation
Forster Ndubisi, Texas A&M University
M. Elen Deming, North Carolina State University


Several sessions also feature partners and participants from the Green New Deal Superstudio initiative.

Design in the Time of Crisis: Landscape, Climate Politics, and the Green New Deal

Opening Keynote, Wed, 3/17, 9:00-10:00am MT
Billy Fleming, Ian L. McHarg Center, University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design

Resilient and Multifunctional Energy Landscapes for a Green New Deal

Oral Presentation Breakout 1, Wed, 3/17, 1:30-2:30pm MT
Nicholas Pevzner, University of Pennsylvania
Yekang Ko, University of Oregon
Kirk Dimond, University of Arizona

Can Resilient Design Offer Justice? Envisioning the Site for Former Klavern 101, Fort Worth, Texas

Oral Presentation Breakout 1, Wed, 3/17, 1:30-2:30pm MT
Taner R. Ozdil, University of Texas at Arlington

Grounding the Green New Deal: A Multi-Scale Approach

Panel Presentation, Wed, 3/17, 3:30-4:30pm MT
Jessica Canfield, Sara Hadavi, Tim Keane, Kansas State University
Sarah LittleBryce Lowery, University of Oklahoma
Yujia Wang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Teaching the Superstudio: Designing for the Green New Deal in South Florida

Oral Presentation Breakout 1, Thurs, 3/18, 3:00-4:00pm MT
Ebru Ozer, Florida International University

The Green New Deal Superstudio: Policy, Design, and Pedagogy

Panel Presentation, Thurs, 3/18, 4:15-5:15pm MT
Kofi Boone, North Carolina State University
Denise Hoffman Brandt, City College of New York
Danielle Rivera, University of Colorado Boulder
Linda Chamorro, Florida International University

LAF is grateful to the many individuals and organizations that provide financial support towards fulfilling our mission to support the preservation, improvement, and enhancement of the environment.

Much of what LAF is able to accomplish would not be possible without the thought leadership and financial investment of our major supporters, including ASLA, which provides over $125,000 of in-kind support annually.