Green Futures Design and Research Lab

Public Spaces Public Life for Seattle

The Green Futures Lab worked with the Copenhagen firm of Gehl Architects to develop pedestrian plans and recommendations for Seattle’s downtown. Over 50 students from the Lab were trained by Gehl Architects to collect data on environmental quality and existing pedestrian use of public open space, and worked with the firm to develop design solutions for a more vibrant, pedestrian-friendly urban environment. The International Sustainability Institute of Seattle helped to lead and coordinate the efforts of the GFL team, Gehl Architects, and the City of Seattle.

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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.

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