Seattle's Neighborhood Greenways by ScanDesign foundation, Gehl Architects, and Green Futures Lab
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Seattle Green Factor: Improving Green Infrastructure Parcel by Parcel
Slideshow summarizing thesis research by Liz Stenning and Susie Philipsen.
Envisioning Seattle's Green Future: Executive Summary
Download the Open Space Seattle 2100's Executive Summary here or request a copy by mail of the full report by emailing the lab. This free publication comes complete with a CD of the full report, "Envisioning Seattle's Green Future, Visions and Strategies from the Green Futures Charrette".
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Envisioning Seattle's Green Future: Visions and Strategies from the Green Futures Charrette
This report documents the imaginative and pragmatic work of over 350 people who participated in the 2006 Open Space Seattle 2100 charrette. Download the report here or request a free copy of the full report by emailing the lab. More information also available at the Open Space Seattle 2100 website.
Reimagining Seattle Streets: Prototypes for Green Street Edges & Parking Strips
Prototypical designs for street-edge strategies that included bicycle lanes, reconfiguration of sidewalks and crossings for better safety, and enhancement of parking strips to provide community spaces, stormwater control, water conservation and connected habitat.
Precedent Studies for Green Street Edges
Precedent studies illustrate successful practices and designs for street-edge strategies inlcuding enhancement of parking strips to provide community spaces, environmental art, stormwater control, water conservation and habitat.
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Linking Open Space and Housing Affordability: Strategies and Funding Mechanisms
In alliance with the UW Evans School of Public Policy, this research documents the literature examining relationships between open space and property values, anticipates typical revenues generated through open space acquisition and development, and presents mechanisms for allying funding mechanisms with provision of affordable housing.
Activating Alleys for a Lively city
Alleys possess compelling potential to produce a vibrant secondary public realm that might also help to repair the ecological performance of our cities. Our Fall 2010 Gehl interns Jenny Hampton and Mary Fialko developed a guidebook to assist and inspire individuals and institutions in their efforts to transform Seattle’s alleys for the public realm.
Neighborhoods for People
While working for at Gehl Architects during Autumn 2009, interns Katherine Wimble and Eric Scharnhorst produced a guidance document for creating people-friendly neighborhoods titled Neighborhoods for People.
Public Spaces | Public Life for Seattle's South Downtown
In coordination with Gehl Architects and with the support of the Scan|Design Foundation and the UW College of Built Environments, the 2008 Scan|Design Master Studio recently published a compilation of graduate student research and design. This interdisciplinary studio included students from the departments of landscape architecture, architecture, and urban planning, and was led by Professors Nancy Rottle and Kathryn Merlino with the assistance of teaching assistant Liz Stenning.
Public Spaces | Public Life for North Rainier Town Center
In coordination with Gehl Architects and with the support of the Scan|Design Foundation and the UW College of Built Environments, the 2010 Scan|Design Master Studio recently published a compilation of graduate student research and design.This interdisciplinary studio included students from the departments of landscape architecture, architecture, and urban planning, and was led by Professors Nancy Rottle and Kathryn Merlino with the assistance of teaching assistant Heide Martin. Bianca Hermansen of Gehl Architects acted as a visiting instructor, and Professor Peter Cohan assisted in leading a study tour to Copenhagen.
Downtown Seattle 2009: Public Spaces & Public Life for Seattle's Downtown
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 coordinate the efforts of the studio team, Gehl Architects, and the City of Seattle. GFL interns assisted with the production of this study while working at Gehl Architects.
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