The Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Case Study Investigation (CSI) program is a unique research collaboration and training program. LAF-funded faculty-student research teams work with design firms to assess and document the environmental, social, and economic benefits of exemplary high-performing landscape projects. They produce Case Study Briefs for LAF’s Landscape Performance Series.
Landscape Performance News
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.
As the focus on performance metrics continues to grow within landscape architecture research and practice, tools emerge to help designers evaluate design alternatives. A new paper by Dr. Jon Bryan Burley, FASLA, of Michigan State University and Dr. Xiaoying Li and Dr.
by Lauren Marshall, US Forest Service
Decades of research show that urban forests improve health and quality of life and deliver measurable economic benefits. Yet trees are often an afterthought because many decision makers aren’t aware of these multiple benefits.