CANCELED Zube Lecture: "Boots on the Ground: Landscape Performance Research..."
April 2, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Olver Design Building
UMass Amherst Campus
This event is canceled.
In the face of increased pressures; landscape architects, designers, clients, and land owners have the ability to influence our environment’s capacity for resiliency and provide ecosystem and social services by advocating for high-performance landscapes. While the concept of landscape performance is gaining attention, the availability of time, resources, and/or technical expertise remains an obstacle for many designers and landowners to assess the impact of design and planning decisions on the environmental and social health of our communities. However, tools and metrics exist that advocates can utilize to maximize the sustainability (economic, socio-cultural, environmental and aesthetic) of any landscape throughout the planning, design, construction, and post-installation phases. By examining landscape performance tools and metrics, this discussion explores transformative endeavors which strive to unite conservation, horticulture, and education for the long-term sustainability of our communities-- today and tomorrow.
Emily McCoy, PLA, ASLA, SITES AP is the Raleigh Office Director and a researcher at Design Workshop. Her joy and passion for working with teams and communities to create high-performance landscapes are reflected in her roles as a Landscape Architecture Foundation Education Committee member, Pennsylvania State University Stuckeman School Board member, and as an Awesome Raleigh Foundation trustee. Emily is also a part-time Associate Professor at NC State University, where she teaches courses on Reflective Design Culture, Landscape Performance, and GIS Applications for Landscape Architects. She recently completed the LATIS publication, A Landscape Performance + Metrics Primer for Landscape Architects, and received national ASLA research and planning awards for her work at Shoemaker Green, for the US GSA Site Commissioning White Paper, and for the Shield Ranch Master Plan. Emily holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from NC State University, ESRI GIS certificates, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology from Appalachian State University.