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Findings & Insights from LAF's 2021 CSI Program, Part 1

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Recording from live webinar on 8/3/21

Measuring Landscape Performance: Findings & Insights from LAF's 2021 CSI Program (Part 1)

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 first of two webinars, five teams from the 2021 CSI program each presented on their research process and most compelling findings from their efforts to quantify environmental, social, and economic benefits of exemplary landscape projects. The other five teams presented on the Part 2 webinar.


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


Continuing Education Credits

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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.

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The presenters are the CSI faculty Fellows and student research assistants from the 2021 CSI teams. Part 1 includes the following teams. The remaining five 2021 CSI will present during Part 2 on Thursday, August 5.

Lincoln University New Zealand + Earthwork Landscape Architects (SI) Ltd
CSI Research Fellow: Jacky Bowring, PhD, FNZILA
Student Research Assistant: Guanyu Chen
Project: Te Whariki Subdivision Stage 1 & 2, Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand

Cornell University + Lemay Architects
CSI Research Fellow: Jamie Vanucchi
Student Research Assistant: Jihany Hassun
Project: Frédéric-Back Park at Saint-Michel Environmental Complex, Montreal, QC

University of California, Davis + PWP Landscape Architecture
CSI Research Fellow: A. Haven Kiers
Student Research Assistant: Elyse Mack
Project: Salesforce Transit Center Park, San Francisco, CA

Florida International University + ArqGEO
CSI Research Fellow: TJ Marston
Student Research Assistant: Lucia Bayley 
Project: University of Miami Lakeside Village, Coral Gables, FL

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey + Martha Schwartz Partners
CSI Research Fellow: Vincent Javet
Student Research Assistant: Christopher Ingui
Project: Winslow Farms Conservancy, Hammonton, NJ

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