Insights from LAF’s 2018 Case Study Investigation Program

Recording from live webinar on 8/6/18

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 sustainable landscape projects as Case Study Briefs. In this webinar, participants from the 2018 CSI program present their process and most compelling findings from their efforts to quantify environmental, economic, and social benefits. The four teams studied seven exemplary landscape projects, including Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park in Queens, Historic Fourth Ward Park in Atlanta, and Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa.


  • Catherine De Almeida, Assistant Professor, Hannah LoPresto and Brandon Zambrano, MLA Candidates, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Lisa DuRussel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice, Pennsylvania State University
  • Rachael Shields, MLA Candidate, University of Georgia
  • Pavlina Ilieva, Associate Professor of Architecture, Naomi Wong Hemme, Master of Architecture Candidate, Morgan State University

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Case Study Investigation Program is furthering landscape performance research.
  • Explore specific metrics and methods used to evaluate environmental and social performance of landscape projects.
  • Learn about the goals and sustainable features of seven exemplary landscapes.

Continuing Education Credits

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):

  • View the full webinar above. 
  • Complete the short quiz, following the link below. (You must score 75% or higher.)
  • Wait ~1 week to receive your confirmation email. 

Quiz for PDHs

Help build the LPS: Find out how to submit a case study and other ways to contribute.