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LAF's 2023 CSI Program: On the Water

Recording from live webinar on 11/29/23

On the Water: 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 third in a series of webinars, two teams from the 2023 CSI program present the waterfront projects they evaluated in Boston, Massachusetts and St. Petersburg, Florida.

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 Midwestern Gems on 10/10/23.


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: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA
CSI Research Fellows: Hongbing Tang, Boston Architectural College, and María Bellalta, North Carolina State University
Student Research Assistants: Jason Kozikowski and Li Chen
Firm representative: Sean Sanger, Copley Wolff Design Group

Project: St. Pete Pier, St. Petersburg, FL
CSI Research Fellow: Yi Luo, University of Florida
Student Research Assistants: Haoting Hong and Rui Hu
Firm representatives: Ken Smith, Ken Smith Workshop and Barbara Wilks, W Architecture & Landscape Architecture


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.