Landscape Performance Series: Making the Case for Sustainable Landscape Solutions

  • 12 Sep 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Missouri Botanical Garden (main campus) Shoenberg Theatre, 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110


  • For individuals who do not hold a current USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Membership

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  September 12 Program

Landscape Performance Series:
Making the Case for Sustainable Landscape Solutions

Online registration for this event has closed. Walk-in registrants are welcomed at the door of the event. Please note the change in venue location: this event will now be held at the Missouri Botanical Garden Ridgeway Center, 4344 Shaw Blvd. 63110.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: Missouri Botanical Garden, BiodiverseCity St. Louis, Academy of Science-St. Louis, and Missouri Community Forestry Council.

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. 

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 projects and how you can be part of this growing online resource. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the concept of Landscape Performance and why it is critical to achieving sustainability
  2. Understand how demonstrating Landscape Performance is critical to reaching key decision-makers
  3. Learn about resources available in the Landscape Performance Series to show value, quantify benefits, and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions
  4. Know how to access and submit projects, tools, and research to the online Landscape Performance Series database

Barbara Deutsch
, Executive Director, Landscape Architecture Foundation

Barbara developed the Landscape Performance Series based on over 10 years of award-winning marketing experience with IBM and her subsequent career change and experience as a landscape architect.  As CEO of the Landscape Architecture Foundation, Barbara speaks at national conferences such as Green Build, Eco Districts, ASLA, CELA, ULI, and other sustainable development organizations.  In addition, she has taught a variety of courses at the University of Washington, George Washington University, and the Casey Trees Citizen Forester Program.

Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU/HSW

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

5:30-6:15 pm –Registration & Networking
6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

New location:
Missouri Botanical Garden (main campus) Shoenberg Theatre
4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

Free for all attendees!

Click the “Register” button on the left side of this page.



E.J. Welch Company

Filtrexx LivingWall Division

Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD)

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at or (314) 577-0225.


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