In September 2010, the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) launched its Landscape Performance Series as a new long-term strategic research initiative. This online portal and set of initiatives was developed to build capacity to achieve sustainability and transform the way landscape is considered in the design and development process.
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In 2010, the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) debuted our Landscape Performance Series to catalyze a discipline-wide movement toward integration of landscape performance planning, evaluation, and reporting in practice and education.
The recently published Case Study Briefs include two premier riverfront parks, a SITES-certified heritage site, and – a first for our case study library – a pop-up park and restaurant. The projects demonstrate the transformative power of public spaces as well as innovative design strategies related to adaptive reuse, temporariness, and resilient stormwater management and flood protection. In fact, both Hunter’s Point South and Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park were tested by extreme events that occurred during their construction.
To more effectively represent the Case Study Briefs as the scholarly product that they are, we recently added a digital object identifiers (DOI) to each. DOIs provide a permanent and consistent link to online, scholarly content and are used widely to identify academic, professional, and government publications, including journal articles, research papers, and reports. DOIs facilitate the citing of online content, which is particularly important for academic journals, student theses, and other research papers.
The Landscape Performance Series has been recognized with the 2015 Award of Excellence in Communications from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). This is the highest honor in the ASLA Professional Awards, which recognize top public, commercial, residential, institutional, planning, communications, and research projects from across the U.S. and around the world.