Green Futures Design and Research Lab

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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.

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.

Waterfront Stormwater Solutions

Waterfront Stormwater Solutions

Waterfront Stormwater Solutions

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.

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.

Stormwater Web Portal Feasibility

Stormwater Web Portal Feasibility

Stormwater Web Portal Feasibility

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.

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

Manchester Stormwater Park

Manchester Stormwater Park

Manchester Stormwater Park

Monitoring the effectiveness of Kitsap County's Manchester Stormwater Park - 6,000 square feet of treatment area cleaning stormwater from over 70 acres!