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LAF's 2022 CSI Program, Resilience-Focused Projects

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Recording from live webinar on 7/27/22


Measuring Landscape Performance: LAF's 2022 CSI Program, Resilience-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 first in a series of three webinars, four 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 six 2022 CSI teams presented in the other two webinars in the series: Health-Focused Projects on July 29 and People-Focused Projects on August 3.


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 four teams below presenting their resilience-focused projects. The remaining six teams present in separate webinars on July 29 and August 3.

Auburn University + Sasaki
CSI Research Fellow: Charlene Marie LeBleu, FASLA, FCELA, AICP
Student Research Assistant: Kangkhita Aishwarya Bosu
Project: Gulf State Park Master Plan & Phase 1, Gulf Shores, AL

Purdue University + ECOLAND Planning and Design Corp.
CSI Research Fellow: Yiwei Huang, PhD, ASLA
Student Research Assistants: Wanting Zhang and Yahan You
Project: Suining South Riverfront Park, Suining City, Sichuan, China

Texas A&M University + Design Workshop and Reed Hilderbrand
CSI Research Fellows: Galen Newman, PhD and Dongying Li, PhD
Student Research Assistant: Rui Zhu
Project: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, Phase 1, Houston, TX

University of Washington + Site Workshop
CSI Research Fellows: Ken P. Yocom, PhD and Amy Wagenfeld, PhD
Student Research Assistant: Rebecca Habtour
Project: Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance, Tacoma, WA

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.