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A view of HtO Park looking out, over Lake Ontario toward the Toronto Islands.

Landscape Architecture Foundation Announces 2016 Case Study Investigation Teams

From the Landscape Architecture Foundation (2016):

“Six faculty Research Fellows have been selected for LAF’s 2016 Case Study Investigation (CSI) program. 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.

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 Research Fellows will lead the five 2016 Case Study Investigation teams:
  • Charlene LeBleu, FASLA, AICP, Auburn University
  • Howard Hahn, RLA, ASLA, Kansas State University
  • Nicholas Pevzner, University of Pennsylvania
  • Kelly Shannon, PhD, University of Southern California
  • Jane Wolff and Elise Shelley, University of Toronto”

Together with Jane Wolff and Elise Shelley, Elise Hunchuck studied and documented three Toronto sites; HtO Park designed by Janet Rosenberg & Studio (Toronto, CA), Sherbourne Common designed by PFS Studio (Vancouver, CA), and Corktown Common designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. (Cambridge, US).

The Landscape Performance Series Case Study Briefs may be read and downloaded here