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Fact Check: Assessing Landscape Performance in Research and Practice - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

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Students: $0.00


Amid today’s science denial and “alternative facts,” it is imperative for landscape architects to advocate and prove design impacts with evidence. This panel shares experience in evaluating design and assessing landscape performance through collaborative research in practice, focusing on post-occupancy evaluation of environmental, social, and economic performance.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the danger of greenwash and falsely claimed design achievements to the profession’s credibility.
  • Learn about the constraints of conducting research and post-occupancy evaluation in landscape architecture practice.
  • Understand the gap between the academic community and practitioners, and unleashed potential for broad collaboration.
  • Hear the lessons learned by practitioners and researchers in measuring the environmental and socioeconomic performance of landscapes.


  • Tao Zhang, ASLA, LEED AP, SITES AP, Principal, Sasaki
  • Emily R. McCoy, ASLA, SITES AP, Office Director, Design Workshop/ NC State University
  • Skip Graffam, FASLA, LEED AP, Partner and Director of Research, OLIN


  • 1.00 - PDH

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