Landscape Performance to Demonstrate Impact (LP101)

Landscape solutions play an essential role in creating healthy, equitable, and resilient communities. Parks, streetscapes, civic spaces, trail systems, open space networks, and other outdoor spaces can provide myriad environmental, social, and economic benefits. Understanding these impacts is essential for designers, developers, investors, and policymakers who influence land development and want optimal results.

This session introduces and explores the concept of landscape performance as a critical way to advance sustainable outcomes and reach key decision-makers. The Landscape Architecture Foundation presents an overview of its Landscape Performance Series, an online platform driven by a powerful database that lets users filter, search, and discover a wealth of resources to find precedents, evaluate performance, and show value. Learn how to use the Case Study Briefs, Benefits Toolkit, Fast Facts, and more to improve performance and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the concept of landscape performance and how it can be used to improve outcomes and advocate for landscape solutions within a project team, with clients and communities, and with key decision-makers
  • Explore examples of metrics that convey the environmental, social, and economic benefits of exemplary landscapes
  • Learn about resources available in the Landscape Performance Series to quantify benefits and show value

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):

  1. View the full webinar above. 
  2. Complete the short quiz, 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.

Quiz for PDHs


Megan Barnes, Senior Program Manager, Landscape Architecture Foundation

As Senior Program Manager for research, Megan manages the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Case Study Investigation (CSI) program, Deb Mitchell Research Grant, and Landscape Performance Series initiatives. She has a diverse background in landscape architecture, international development, and nonprofit work. 

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