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LAF’s 2017 Case Study Investigation (CSI) program kicks off next week with six faculty CSI Research Fellows. CSI is a unique research collaboration that matches faculty-student research teams with design firms to document the benefits of exemplary high-performing landscape projects. Teams develop methods to quantify environmental, economic, and social benefits and produce Case Study Briefs for LAF’s Landscape Performance Series.
CSI Research Fellows lead the CSI collaboration, work with firms to identify measurable impacts of select projects, develop evaluation methods, and oversee the case study production process. These select faculty members receive an honorarium and funding to support a student research assistant.
The following LAF CSI Research Fellows will lead the five 2017 Case Study Investigation teams:
- Richard Plunz, Columbia University
- Hong Wu, PhD, Pennsylvania State University
- Simon Kilbane and Andrew Toland, University of Technology Sydney
- Taner Ozdil, PhD, ASLA, University of Texas at Arlington
- Shan Jiang, PhD, West Virginia University
We look forward to working with this distinguished group! From February through early August, the CSI research teams will work to document the performance of 13 exemplary projects. Stay tuned — next week, we’ll announce the projects and firms selected for participation.
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