ASLA Research Reports

A Landscape Performance + Metrics Primer for Landscape Architects: Measuring Landscape Performance on the Ground

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The American Society of Landscape Architects publishes ASLA Research Reports as a platform for professionals to share specialized expertise relating to landscape architecture. ASLA considers Research Reports to be important contributions to a necessary and ongoing dialogue within a large and diverse community of landscape architecture researchers and practitioners. ASLA oversees a peer review process for all reports to ensure accuracy of content. Each author offers a unique perspective on the practice area covered, reflecting his or her portfolio of professional experiences.

ASLA Research Reports are a product of the ASLA Fund, and all reports are available for free to ASLA members.

ASLA Research Reports are also a convenient and affordable way to earn the professional development hours (PDH) needed to meet state licensure requirements. The more recently published reports enable you to earn Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES)-approved PDH by completing and passing a self-study exam.

ASLA members may download reports for FREE and purchase access to the exams to earn PDH via

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ASLA Research Reports:

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Principles of Accessibility Design for Landscape Architecture: ADA, ABA, and Other Accessibility Standards and Guidelines (2022)

by Drew Braley, ASLA, Carl Kelemen, FASLA, Nate Lowry, ASLA, David Milligan, FASLA, Emily O’Mahoney, FASLA, Jason Radice, ASLA, and Jeffrey Tandul, ASLA

Complete the exam to earn: 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

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A Landscape Performance + Metrics Primer for Landscape Architects: Measuring Landscape Performance on the Ground (2018)

by Emily McCoy, ASLA

Complete the exam to earn: 3.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 3.0 SITES-specific GBCI CE (GBCI course ID 0920018252)

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Suburban Street Stormwater Retrofitting: An Introduction to Improving Residential Rights-of-Way (2015)

by Andrew Fox, ASLA, PLA; Jim Cooper, ASLA, PWS

Complete the exam to earn: 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

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Integrating BIM Technology into Landscape Architecture, 2nd Edition (2014)

by James L. Sipes, ASLA

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Wayfinding: Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition (2013)

by David Raphael, ASLA

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Planting Soils for Landscape Architectural Projects (2013)

by Barrett L. Kays, FASLA

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Forum on Therapeutic Garden Design (2011)

by Marni Barnes, ASLA; Jack Carman, FASLA; Nancy Carman; Nancy Chambers; Clare Cooper Marcus, Honorary ASLA; Nilda G. Cosco, Affiliate ASLA; Mark Epstein, ASLA; Sonja Johansson, FASLA; Jean Stephans Kavanagh, FASLA; Don Luymes; Patrick F. Mooney, ASLA; and Robin C. Moore, Affiliate ASLA

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Reclamation Planning of Pits and Quarries, 2nd Edition (2010)

by Anthony Bauer, FASLA; Robert E. Ford, ASLA

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Geographic Information Systems: Using the Tools for Informed Growth, 2nd Edition (2010)

by Karen Hanna, FASLA

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Successful Ecological Restoration: A Framework for Planning/Design Professionals (2008)

by Lee R. Skabelund, ASLA; G.M. Kondolf; Craig Johnson, ASLA; and Allegra Bukojemsky, ASLA

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Green Roof Infrastructure (2007)

by Steven Peck, Honorary ASLA


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ASLA Research Reports, formerly known as the Landscape Architecture Technical Information Series (LATIS), are a program of the ASLA Fund.

The ASLA Fund is the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the American Society of Landscape Architects, supported by the tax-deductible contributions of ASLA members and other individuals and organizations, and committed to the careful stewardship and artful design of our cultural and natural environment. The Fund’s mission is to expand the body of knowledge of the landscape architecture profession and increase public understanding of environmental and land-use issues and principles. Its work supports public and professional education and outreach, professional and student awards programs, and special projects that provide real-world demonstrations of core values like the ASLA Green Roof.





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