Evaluating Landscape Performance and Telling Stories with Data
We are in the midst of a biodiversity crisis. The built environment sector is a leading threat to global biodiversity while simultaneously depending on the ecosystem services provided by an ecologically healthy planet. As such, professionals who shape the built environment must understand the landscape performance benefits of their work to transform our relationship to nature, but it is no straightforward task. This session will introduce the concept of landscape performance benefits, address challenges in quantifying and communicating benefits, explore opportunities to promote biodiversity through design, and discuss how rating systems such as LEED or SITES can guide the protection and restoration of biodiversity in the built environment.