Green Futures Design and Research Lab
Habitat

Our planet's biodiversity is under great threat, and habitat loss is generally considered the greatest single cause. The Green Futures Lab innovates strategies for creating quality habitat, particularly within urban environments where it is most limited.


Biodiversity Green Wall System

Biodiversity Green Wall System

Biodiversity Green Wall System

The Green Futures Lab transformed a blank concrete wall on UW’s Gould Hall into a showcase of improved habitat, rainwater recycling, and local food production.

Regional Open Space Strategy (ROSS)

Regional Open Space Strategy (ROSS)

Regional Open Space Strategy (ROSS)

A collaborative effort to integrate and elevate the many activities underway to conserve and enhance the ecological, economic, recreational, and aesthetic vitality of the Central Puget Sound.

Floating Wetlands

Floating Wetlands

Floating Wetlands

The GFL and students from the UW College of Built Environments conducted research on floating wetlands and designed and constructed floating wetland prototypes.

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.

Green Roof Database and Evaluation

Green Roof Database and Evaluation

Green Roof Database and Evaluation

An interdisciplinary project to evaluate the performance, benefits, design and cost of green roof prototypes and to develop and online performance database in partnership with Snyder Roofing and the City of Seattle.

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.