Green Futures Design and Research Lab
Metabolism

The Green Futures Lab explores low-carbon urban design solutions to mitigate climate change.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Map Ping Invitations

Map Ping Invitations

Map Ping Invitations

Data driven analysis on how humans use the city.

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.

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.

Global Green Lecture Series

Global Green Lecture Series

Global Green Lecture Series

A lecture/panel series showcasing Sustainable Planning and Design in the Pacific Northwest and Denmark.