Measuring Landscape Performance: Practical Steps & Resources to Conduct Performance Evaluations

In partnership with Missouri Botanical Garden, BiodiverseCity St. Louis, Academy of Science – St. Louis, and Missouri Community Forestry Council.

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Drawing on six years of success, challenges, and lessons from the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Landscape Performance Series and Case Study Investigation (CSI) program, this session presents a primer on evaluating the environmental, social, and economic performance of landscape projects. Learn about methods, tools, and key success factors to identify and quantify performance benefits, including how to choose the right metrics. The session also covers what designers need to consider, collect information on, and archive starting from day one to be able to measure landscape performance. Learn about practical steps and resources to start conducting your own performance evaluations.

Learning Objectives

  • Know what to consider, collect, and archive starting from day one to be able to measure landscape performance
  • Learn how to choose appropriate metrics to assess the impact of landscape projects
  • Become familiar with commonly-used methods and accessible resources to quantify benefits
  • Learn methods for integrating performance-based planning and measurement into your design and development process

Barbara Deutsch, Executive Director, Landscape Architecture Foundation 

Submitted for approval of 2 GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA LU/HSW 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
8:00 – 10:00 am 

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110 – WEST side of the building. 

Road construction is currently underway on Shaw Blvd. The WEST parking lot is not currently accessible from Shaw; rather you will need to enter the EAST parking lot and then SLOWLY drive on the one lane service road that runs along the north side of the building to access the WEST parking lot and entrance. (The east side of this office building is only accessible via security badge.) You will then enter the building through the WEST doors and the event check-in table will be in the lobby.

Click here to view a map detailing the construction and directions.


$30 for USGBC-MGC Members, Missouri Botanical Garden Members, Academy of Science-St. Louis Members, and Missouri Community Forestry Council Members

$45 for Non-members

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