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Department of Landscape Architecture
348 Gould Hall
Box 355734
Seattle, WA 98195

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Open Space Systems
Open Space Types
Open Space Implementation Mechanisms
Inclusive Needs Summaries
Map Bibliography
Existing Seattle Plans Annotated Bibliography
Resources Summary Presentations
Research Questions

Green Futures Toolkit (66MB)
A resource guide for designing Seattle's green network.

Complete Team Binder (20MB)

Open Space Systems
Reports have been completed for the underlined cities below, click to download the report as a PDF.
North America International
Vancouver, B. C.
Portland, OR
Minneapolis, MN
Chicago, IL
New York City, NY
San Francisco, CA
Pittsburgh, PA
Boulder, CO

Boston, MA
Denver, CO
Philadelphia, PA
Washington, D. C.
Westchester, NY
San Diego, CA
Omaha, Nebraska
Copenhagen, Denmark
Paris, France
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Utrecht, Netherlands
Stockholm, Sweden
Malmo, Sweden
Stoke on Trent, England
Frankfurt, Germany
Cheltonham, UK
Edinburgh, Scotland
Barcelona, Spain
Helsinki, Finland

Sydney, Austrailia
Adelaide, Austrailia
Open Space Types
Reports have been completed for the underlined Types below, click to download the report as a PDF.

Urban Parks
Neighborhood Parks, Commons
Pocket Park
Large parks - multi-use, pastoral
Multi-use/Hybrid parks
"Loose-fit spaces"
Dog park
Public Art
Children's play areas, playgrounds
Adventure parks
Water parks
Views, viewpoints, open water
Leftover spaces
Active Recreation, Sports Fields

Shorelines and beach parks
Urban Waterfront
Stream corridor parks
River parks, Linear parks

Infrastructure and Institutions
Botanical Gardens
Natural Drainage
School Grounds
College Campus
Hospital Grounds
Retirement Homes

Rooftop gardens (and balconies)
Atriums, greenhouses, arcades
Green walls, green structure
Community gathering and learning
Indoor recreation - courts, playgrounds

Urban Plazas
Urban Plazas and Squares
Parking Lot Parks

Regional parks and urban habitat
Environmental Learning Parks
Urban Natural Areas
Forest Preserves
Wildlife Preserves
Habitat patches
Habitat Corridors

Community Garden
Farmer's Market
Healing Gardens
Parking Strip Gardens
Botanical Gardens

Streets and Trails
Pedestrian Street
Traffic-restricted Streets (woonerf, transit malls)
Pedestrian/bicycle priority streets
Parkways and Boulevards
Multi-modal corridors (Atlanta)
Water Street
Bike/Pedestrian Trail
Street end
Widened Sidewalks and Cafes
Celebrated intersections

Open Space Implementation Mechanisms

Reports have been completed for the underlined Mechanisms below, Click to download the report as a PDF.

Habitat networks, E.S.A., Shoreline, SEPA
Development Codes
Ecological Compensation Measure (Germany)

Public Financing
General Fund, Capital Improvement Project (CIP) (property values)
Green Infrastructure funding/savings, concurrence with utilities ( LA Treepeople, King Co. Biosolids)
Bonds, Levy (property tax funded)
Grants (municipal, state, federal)- e.g. block grants
Tax Increment Financing
Real Estate Excise Tax (REET)- King County
Land Bank
Sales tax- earmarked for open space
Military decommissioning
Mitigation Funds, brownfield clean-up

Private Funding
Development Cost Levy (Vancouver), Development impact fees
Special assessments (Business Improvement Districts, neighborhoods)
Foundation Grants
Matching Grants
Private capital campaigns, non-profits, volunteers
Corporate or private donation/tax write-off (of land or land value)

Conservation Easement, Purchase of Development Rights (PDR)
Transfer of Development Rights (TDR)
Land Trusts/Community Land Trust (Lopez Island)
User Fees, Concessioner proceeds
Intermediary Agency (Trust for Public Land)
Public/Private Partnership (Central Park Conservancy, Philadelphia)
Local Improvement District (LID)
Fee Waivers

Economic Incentives
Community amenity contribution (Vancouver BC), density bonuses
Development value increase

Institutional Structures for green networks
Metropolitan parks authority
Municipal parks authority
Independent Parks Board
Inter-agency oversight
Inclusive Needs Summaries
Click to download the report as a PDF.

Meeting Summary
Inclusive Needs Report

Map Bibliography
Map Bibliography new.doc
Existing Seattle Plans Annotated Bibliography
Seattle Plans Bibliography
Resources Summary
The resources summary is available as a PDF or Power Point.
Final Presentation PDF (3mb)

Final Presentation PPT (20mb)

Research Questions
What effect will climate change have on open space opportunities in Seattle?

How does open space contribute increased public health?

What are the opportunities for urban agriculture in the city?

Is productive forestry a feasible practice in the urban context?

What might transportation look like 100 years from now?

What population scenarios might play out in the future?

What are the structural characteristics of urban ecosystems?

How will earthquakes affect Seattle?

How do different cultural groups interact with and use open spaces?

What roles do schools have in creating urban open space networks?