The Green Futures Lab works to improve the health of our water bodies and sustain our water resources through green infrastructure innovations, ecosystem restoration, and open space protection.
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.
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.
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.
The GFL and students from the UW College of Built Environments conducted research on floating wetlands and designed and constructed floating wetland prototypes.
To address water quality pollution of Puget Sound, the GFL is creating a series of collaborative research projects designed to develop holistic solutions to filter, clean and recycle stormwater at the urban waterfront area.
The GFL led the public process for developing a 100-year green infrastructure plan for the community of Lake Forest Park.
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.
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.
A web-based photo and project databank that synthesizes green stormwater design strategies that can be easily accessed by the public, stormwater managers, technical staff, students, decision-makers, urban planners and designers.
A lecture/panel series showcasing Sustainable Planning and Design in the Pacific Northwest and Denmark.
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.
How can design help us to regard stormwater as a resource rather than waste?