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LAF's 2023 CSI Program: Midwestern Gems

Recording from live webinar on 10/10/23

Midwestern Gems: Measuring Landscape Performance with LAF’s 2023 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 exemplary landscape projects as Case Study Briefs. In this second in a series of webinars, three teams from the 2023 CSI program present the projects they evaluated in the Midwestern United States.

For each built landscape, a representative from the design firm shares background information about the project and design, followed by the academic team presenting their research process and most compelling findings from their efforts to quantify the environmental, social, and economic benefits.

To see more of the 2023 CSI teams, check out the other webinars in the series: Places for People on 9/19/23 and On the Water on 11/29/23.


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

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.

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Project: Rose Run Corridor, Phase 1, New Albany, OH
CSI Research Fellow: Halina Steiner, The Ohio State University
Student Research Assistant: Bilwa Ashvinikumar Gulavani
Firm representative: Matt Kellogg, MKSK

Project: Monon Boulevard and Midtown Plaza, Carmel, IN
CSI Research Fellow: Yiwei Huang, PhD, Purdue University
Student Research Assistants:  Lauren Kincaid, Jackson Kincaid, and Phoenix Jefferson
Firm representative: Alan Rosenwinkel, Rundell Ernstberger Associates

Project: Cortex Commons, St. Louis, MO
CSI Research Fellow: Dan Shaw, University of Minnesota
Student Research Assistant: Christine Flauta
Firm representative: Will Metcalf, SWT Design


Landscape Performance Series Sponsors

LAF's landscape performance work, including the CSI program, is supported by these generous sponsors.

  • Founding Partner

  • Lead Sponsor

  • Annual Sponsor

  • Annual Sponsor


LAF hosts live webinars in which guest presenters share innovative work and discuss timely issues. The recorded webinars are archived on LAF's website, and many can be viewed on demand to earn continuing education credits through LA CES. To learn about upcoming webinars, subscribe to LAF communications.

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.