An Introduction to the ASLA LATIS publication, A Landscape Performance and Metrics Primer for Landscape Architects - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 SITES-specific GBCI CE

Date: February 19, 2019

Time: 12:00PM - 01:00PM

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This webinar will give an overview of how to use the recently published ASLA Landscape Architecture Technical Information Series (LATIS) report, A Landscape Performance and Metrics Primer for Landscape Architects, in order to conduct a landscape performance assessment of a site. Attendees will be introduced to landscape performance research strategies and specific methods and case studies for assessing environmental, socio-cultural, and economic performance, including those relevant to SITES v2 credits for performance monitoring.

The GBCI course ID for this course is 0920018701, providing SITES-specific CE hours required to maintain SITES AP credentials. Participants will need to pass the exam at the end of the presentation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants will need to self-report CE hours through their credentials account on https://sitesonline.usgbc.org.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify strategies and standardized methods for data collection for use in quantifying and improving landscape performance benefits for environmental, socio-cultural, and economic performance. 
  • Learn a variety of methods to assess the effectiveness of conservation and/or restoration activities in order to achieve SITES v2 C4.7: Conserve and restore native plant communities. 
  • Identify methods for determining the overall health of a soil during the site assessment, construction, and post-occupancy phases of a project, and how these methods can be applied to achieve SITES v2 Construction P7.3: Restore soils disturbed by construction AND Construction C7.4: Restore soils disturbed by previous development. 
  • Explore quantitative and qualitative methods for designing and assessing a site for its ability to support social performance criteria, supporting physical activity of users, in order to achieve SITES v2 C6.5: Support physical activity.

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