Understanding the environmental, social and economic benefits of sustainable landscapes is essential for designers, developers, investors, and policymakers who influence land development and want better results. This session introduces and explores the concept of landscape performance and why it is critical to achieving sustainability and reaching key decision-makers, with a particular focus on examples from sustainable campuses in the United States. The Landscape Architecture Foundation will present an overview of the Landscape Performance Series, an online, interactive set of resources to help evaluate performance, show value and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions. Learn how the Case Study Briefs, Benefits Toolkit, Fast Facts, and more can be used to evaluate and demonstrate the impact of sustainable campus landscapes and how you can be part of this growing online resource.
Understand the concept of landscape performance for campus landscapes and why it is critical to achieving sustainability and reaching key decision-makers
Learn about resources available in the Landscape Performance Series to show value, quantify benefits, and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions
Know how to access and submit projects, tools, and research to the online Landscape Performance Series database
As large landowners in cities, universities are uniquely positioned to be leaders in innovative stormwater practices and to leverage the regulatory environment for implementation. This panel explores the challenges and opportunities of stormwater management on three urban campuses Tulane, Georgetown, and the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.
Learn about the specific opportunities and challenges for stormwater innovation on campuses in urban contexts.
Discuss how contemporary thinking about stormwater management and BMPs challenges traditional civil engineering approaches.
Learn from case studies of three universities leading stormwater innovation in their respective cities: Tulane (New Orleans), Georgetown (Washington, D.C.), and the University of Hawaii at Mānoa (Honolulu).
Understand how the regulatory environment can be leveraged to facilitate the implementation of landscapes with both programmatic and stormwater functions.
Museums are understood as publicly significant spaces. But rarely are they thought of as public spaces. How do we move beyond museums as white cubes and understand them as active players in a discussion about art, community, culture, and politics? This panel will consider museum grounds as unique places where culture, public space, community, and private interests intersect.
Learn how curators, landscape architects, and public art advocates understand the relationship between art and public spaces.
Review strategies for designing, managing, and extending art into the museum grounds.
Explore interactions that are unique to cultural landscape in our cities.
Gain insight into cultural institutions as a permeable membrane between an institution and the public.
Three campus landscape architects from major public institutions will share current guiding policy and sustainable design progress in response to climate change. In a moderated format, their stories will highlight successes, challenges, and the surprising opportunities that resiliency planning offers to the design and management of campus landscapes.
Understand the nexus between global climate change and resiliency in campus landscapes.
Learn about tools that address the challenges of building resilient campus landscapes including creating identity, sustainable planning, and sources of funding.
Learn about integrating resilient principles into current campus landscape planning practices.
Discuss how campus landscape architects use metrics and data to advocate for more holistic campus planning.
Campus landscape designs can serve as testing grounds to advance the application of ecological principles in land planning. Purposefully designed to regenerate many ecological processes, these landscapes can enhance academic programs (sciences, engineering, arts, social sciences) for teaching, research, and community engagement.
See how planting design elements of campus master plans can advance the curriculum goals of the client institution.
Understand how designing for storm water can double as educational features for students of engineering, design, and hydrology.
Learn how partnerships among designers, operations staff, and educators can define key design elements and management requirements to maintain educationally valuable features.
Discuss how non-student members of the campus community, including employees and K-12 students, can learn sustainability lessons from the campus design and bring these messages back to their communities.
Exposure to nature during childhood is essential for healthy development, yet self-directed outdoor discovery is waning. Presenters have collaboratively designed campus environments that create learning opportunities and inspire stewardship of nature through indoor-outdoor spaces that integrate natural systems and interdisciplinary curricula, thus cultivating a campus culture of outdoor learning.
Understand the process of integrating class curriculum with campus planning and design.
Discover ways to collaborate with stakeholders to cultivate engagement with the project and site.
Examine strategies for integrating natural and built systems.
Gain insight into the potential and challenges of integrating learning opportunities within educational projects.
Despite its reputation for being staid and overly rooted in tradition, the campus landscape is a progressive and constantly evolving environment. This session explains recent changes related to environmental, social, and pedagogical dynamics. It also explores how these changes have created new opportunities for landscape architects working in the field.
Learn how fundamental shifts in campus design are affecting the way university clients select and collaborate with consulting landscape architects.
Understand the evolving and increasingly important role that landscape architects are playing on campuses today.
Learn how universities' missions for sustainability have translated into more landscape-driven, landscape architect-led planning and design efforts.
Discover ways in which the form and aesthetics of campuses are changing to accommodate a noticeable shift of social life from indoors to outdoors.
Awards programs are a way to not only recognize and applaud those individuals and organizations whose achievements exemplify excellence, but also to provide learning opportunities for everyone whose lives and passions involve higher education. A 2013 juror, Peter Schaudt, will share observations and trends from this year’s landscape and planning entries and award recipients. Specific topics covered will be a general summary of the awards breakdown, sustainable measuring systems, sustainable landscape planning, transit transitions and the Urban Campus, and then, the actual award recipients. This presentation will also give insight for those who plan to submit projects for SCUP’s early 2014 award’s deadline.
Discover how projects can articulate the mission of a college or university.
Recognize innovations in Campus landscape planning.
Discuss how the effective use of materials and aesthetic choices demonstrate the highest quality of design.
Consider opportunities to apply new innovations on your own campus.