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Findings & Insights from LAF's 2018 CSI Program

Recording from live webinar on 8/6/2018

Measuring Landscape Performance: Findings & Insights from LAF’s 2018 CSI Program

The Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Case Study Investigation (CSI) program supports faculty-student research teams who work with designers to assess and document the performance of sustainable landscape projects as Case Study Briefs. In this webinar, participants from the 2018 CSI program present their process and most compelling findings from their efforts to quantify environmental, economic, and social benefits. The four teams studied seven exemplary landscape projects, including Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park in Queens, Historic Fourth Ward Park in Atlanta, and Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa.


Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Case Study Investigation program is furthering landscape performance research.
  2. Explore specific metrics and methods used to evaluate environmental and social performance of landscape projects.
  3. Learn about the goals and sustainable features of seven exemplary landscapes.



  • Catherine De Almeida, Assistant Professor, Hannah LoPresto and Brandon Zambrano, MLA Candidates, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Lisa DuRussel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice, Pennsylvania State University
  • Rachael Shields, MLA Candidate, University of Georgia
  • Pavlina Ilieva, Associate Professor of Architecture, and Naomi Wong Hemme, Master of Architecture Candidate, Morgan State University


Continuing Education Credits

Logo of the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES)

This course is approved for 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH) through the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) and meets the health, safety and welfare requirements (HSW). To earn 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW):

  1. View the full webinar above. 
  2. Complete the short quiz by following the link below. (You must score 75% or higher.)
  3. Wait ~2 weeks to receive your confirmation email once the quizzes are graded and results submitted to LA CES.

Quiz for CEUs


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.