Green Futures Lab

July 25, 2019

Open Space Seattle 2100

This collaborative project asked leaders from civic, environmental, business and community groups to create a comprehensive open space vision to guide Seattle’s urban development over the next 100 years. The urban watershed-based process included a city-wide design charrette with 23 teams led by local professionals and UW students. The 200-page final report documented visions and strategies from the charrette, including possibilities for an interconnected pedestrian and bicycle network. UW students played key roles in preparing base mapping and background resources, co-leading charrette teams, contributing design ideas, digitizing the charrette work in GIS to create 20-year and 100-year vision maps, and crafting the final report. The project received a 2007 Honor Award for Analysis and Planning by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

For additional information, please visit the project website at That website also contains useful links to planning resources for open space systems, types and implementation.

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