Green Futures Design and Research Lab
Landscape + Community Planning

The Green Futures Lab engages citizens to develop plans for authentic, equitable and sustainable communities and landscapes.


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.

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.

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.

Seattle’s Neighborhood Greenways

Seattle’s Neighborhood Greenways

Seattle’s Neighborhood Greenways

Students worked with Gehl Associates to explore possibilities in pedestrianizing car-dominated streets, transforming them into safe, comfortable, enjoyable and ecologically healthy places for walking and bicycling.

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?

Kitsap County Stormwater Park Time-Lapse

Kitsap County Stormwater Park Time-Lapse

Kitsap County Stormwater Park Time-Lapse

Kitsap County stormwater park construction