Call for Papers - Landscape Performance Case Studies


Dear colleagues

We are keen to publish the next issue in November 2024. Landscape architecture is investing in projects and research that address local and global challenges of food security, climate change, water scarcity, species extinction, rapid urbanization and social inequity, to name a few. We invite you to share your thoughts about projects that have a critical, provocative and inspirational approach to landscape architecture practice. We see the relationship between academic research and professional practice as an important partnership to assist clients, regulators, planners and designers in progressing their work towards better outcomes for all of us. We invite authors to promote any projects that have been informed by research or theoretical endeavours.

Landscape Review is organising a special issue that interrogates the relationship between research and professional practice with the Landscape Foundation of Australia (LFA). They fund and manage the Landscape Performance Case Studies (LPCS) Program to support the sustainable management of natural environments that occur in the urban landscapes of Australian cities and towns. The LPCS Program in Australia is modelled on the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) Case Study Investigation (CSI) Program in the US where an academic staff member + a student research assistant + a design practice work together to assess one of their projects. The output is a 'case study brief' that summarises the findings of the research and is backed up with a more detailed report on the research methods and findings. At this stage, there have been nine Australian projects and one Aotearoa NZ project funded and included in the Landscape Performance Series of the LAF. Landscape Review is keen to provide a platform for the LPCS Program to be presented and discussed across Oceania.

As Emeritus Professor and LFA Director Linda Corkery has suggested, authors are encouraged to reflect on the:

  • value of the process and lessons learnt;
  • challenges for practices to access and apply relevant research in their projects;
  • infrequent opportunities to do Post-Occupancy Evaluations for projects;
  • examples where the findings from a CSI have been used in practice;
  • ways of integrating landscape performance in landscape architecture education.


Deadline: 01 June 2024

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