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LAF's 2022 CSI Program, People-Focused Projects

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Recording from live webinar on 8/3/22

Measuring Landscape Performance: LAF's 2022 CSI Program, People-Focused Projects

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 third in a series of three webinars, three teams from the 2022 CSI program presented on their research process and most compelling findings from their efforts to quantify environmental, social, and economic benefits of exemplary landscape projects.

The remaining seven 2022 CSI teams presented in the other two webinars in the series: Resilience-Focused Projects on July 27 and Health-Focused Projects on July 29.


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 CSI faculty Fellows and student research assistants from the 2022 CSI teams. This webinar includes the three teams below presenting their people-focused projects. The remaining seven teams present in separate webinars on July 27 and 29.

Arizona State University + SWA
CSI Research Fellow: Chingwen Cheng, PhD, ASLA, PLA, LEED AP
Student Research Assistant: Ramandeep Kau
Project: El Paso Pedestrian Pathways, El Paso, TX

Temple University + Studio Bryan Hanes
CSI Research Fellow: Bess Wellborn Yates, ASLA
Student Research Assistants: Sidney Buckingham and Michelle Lee Delgado Wallace
Project: The Rail Park, Phase 1, Philadelphia, PA

Tongji University Shanghai + Sasaki 
CSI Research Fellow: Nannan Dong, DEng
Student Research Assistant: Yiqi Wang
Project: Xuhui Runway Park, Shanghai, China

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.