Green Futures Design and Research Lab
Community

The Green Futures Lab conducts research and design projects that aim to improve the ability of public spaces to build community and provide recreation and revitalization.


Burlington at the Crossroads

Burlington at the Crossroads

Burlington at the Crossroads

The GFL provided a comprehensive set of recommendations for the City of Burlington integrating opportunities for green stormwater infrastructure, active transport, habitat restoration, and revitalization of the city’s historic downtown and retail core.

Adaptive Streets

Adaptive Streets

Adaptive Streets

Adaptive Streets: Strategies for Transforming the Urban Right-of-Way is an illustrated handbook to inspire and guide citizens, planners and officials to re-imagine how our streets can be adapted to increase utility and delight as well as enhance human and environmental health.

City of Edmonds Revisioning Plan

City of Edmonds Revisioning Plan

City of Edmonds Revisioning Plan

The GFL assisted the City of Edmonds in conducting a revisioning plan for the Five Corners and Westgate districts using a community participatory design process to envision improvements to create pedestrian-friendly, sustainable and lively neighborhoods.

Open Space Seattle 2100

Open Space Seattle 2100

Open Space Seattle 2100

Over 300 citizens and leaders from civic, environmental, business, and community groups created a comprehensive green infrastructure network plan to guide Seattle’s urban development over the next 100 years.

Lake Forest Park 100-Year Legacy Plan

Lake Forest Park 100-Year Legacy Plan

Lake Forest Park 100-Year Legacy Plan

The GFL led the public process for developing a 100-year green infrastructure plan for the community of Lake Forest Park.

Public Spaces | Public Life Studios

Public Spaces | Public Life Studios

Public Spaces | Public Life Studios

The Public Spaces Public Life studio combines international study experience with multi-disciplinary collaboration on local projects in order to develop planning and design solutions for Seattle’s public realm.

Shifting Gears

Shifting Gears

Shifting Gears

Lessons from Copenhagen to encourage bicycling in the USA and throughout the world.

Reflections: People on the Waterfront

Reflections: People on the Waterfront

Reflections: People on the Waterfront

A planning study envisioning public rights-of-way “shoreline street ends” in Seattle as treasured community open spaces, and researching their potential to affect individual and community health and wellbeing.

Re-Imagining Seattle Streets

Re-Imagining Seattle Streets

Re-Imagining Seattle Streets

Students, government and the community designed prototypical “green street” edges to address bicycle and pedestrian opportunities, community space, stormwater control, water conservation and connected habitat.

Activating Alleys for a Lively City

Activating Alleys for a Lively City

Activating Alleys for a Lively City

Envisioning Seattle’s alleys as exciting, green, healthy cultural spaces that have the potential to change the experience of the city.

Urban Play Handbook

Urban Play Handbook

Urban Play Handbook

Providing opportunities for play in the urban public realm is an essential tactic for creating lively, just and convivial community spaces that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and walks of life.

Porous Public Space

Porous Public Space

Porous Public Space

How can design help us to regard stormwater as a resource rather than waste?

Manchester Stormwater Park

Manchester Stormwater Park

Manchester Stormwater Park

Monitoring the effectiveness of Kitsap County's Manchester Stormwater Park - 6,000 square feet of treatment area cleaning stormwater from over 70 acres!