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Findings & Insights from LAF's 2019 CSI Program

Recording from live webinar on 8/5/2019

Measuring Landscape Performance: Findings & Insights from LAF's 2019 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 2019 CSI program presented their process and most compelling findings from their efforts to quantify environmental, social, and economic benefits of exemplary landscape projects.



  • Dennis Karanja, Jomo Kenyatta University
  • Aidan Ackerman, Meaghan Keefe, and Robin Hoffman, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Michael Volk and Kanglin Chen, University of Florida
  • Jun-Hyun Kim and Amanda Wakefield, Michigan State University, and Deb Guenther, Mithun
  • Chloe Skye Nagraj, University of Virginia
  • Mark Lindquist, University of Michigan
  • Sarah Hanson, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Amanda Aman, University of Texas at Arlington



  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 the environmental and social performance of landscape projects.
  3. Learn about the goals and sustainable features of exemplary landscapes.


NOTE: This course can no longer be viewed to earn credits through the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES). Please visit our Recorded Webinars page to find newer recordings that can be viewed to earn LA CES Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

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.