Read our comments on the most recent draft of Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan, which address issues of race and social equity, transportation and housing, growth strategy and more as informed by our expert team’s research, knowledge, and the recently released Health & Equity Assessment.Download PDF »
While the City as a whole may be thriving, certain populations and certain neighborhoods do not enjoy the prosperity and opportunity of others. Read our report to learn about differing access to things like jobs, housing, transportation, food, health services, and more across Seattle.Download PDF »>
Check out some of the biggest changes in health and equity indicators among Seattleites since 2000.Download PDF »
We all want to live in a great community – one where all people have access to jobs, housing and effective transportation; a place where people are healthy with clean air and water, safe streets and plenty of green spaces; a community where our unique places, cultural traditions, and critical natural resources are preserved and leveraged to ensure a better quality of life for everyone today and in the future.
As the leading smart growth organization in Washington state, we work in three key program areas to develop solutions to the challenges faced by our communities. Through data analysis and research, Futurewise helps governments, businesses, non-profits, community organizations, and social service agencies identify and solve their communities’ toughest challenges. We listen and learn from the people who are most impacted by planning and policy decisions. We work with communities to develop and advocate for plans, policies and investments that create long-term impacts and achieve healthier outcomes. And we convene the right partners to make things happen and create real change.
Read our just published 'Framework for the Future', which lays out our vision for working with communities to develop and advocate for plans, policies and investments that create long-term impacts and achieve healthier outcomes
Futurewise coordinated with stormwater staff from all jurisdictions in King County, as well as development professionals, who provided their insights about the lay of the land of low impact development/green stormwater infrastructure (LID/GSI) and related issues in King County.