Landscape Performance News

Time and Landscape Performance

Have you ever visited a park or public space that you saw pictured in a glossy publication, just to discover that it didn’t quite live up to the photos? Simon Colwill at the Technical University of Berlin is working to increase the knowledge of the myriad factors that contribute to the aging, patination, and decay of built landscapes over time. Colwill’s work recognizes that while aging can create positive changes in a landscape, the machinations of time can also chip away at the effectiveness and usefulness of an otherwise well-designed landscape and be detrimental to its performance.

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Case Study Briefs Receive Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)

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.

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Case Study Investigation (CSI): Apply Now for 2017

The Landscape Architecture Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2017 Case Study Investigation (CSI) program. Deadlines Nov 18 and Dec 2. CSI matches LAF-funded student-faculty research teams with leading practitioners to document the benefits of exemplary high-performing landscape projects and produce Case Study Briefs for the Landscape Performance Series.

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LPS Wins Top ASLA Communications Award

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. 

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