Office of Research

Urban Form Lab


Urban Form Lab research aims to affect policy and to support approaches to the design and planning of more livable environments. The UFL specializes in geospatial analyses of the built environment using multiple micro-scale data in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Current research includes the development of novel GIS routines for performing spatial inventories and analyses of the built environment, and of spatially explicit sampling techniques. Projects address such topics as land monitoring, neighborhood and street design, active transportation, non-motorized transportation safety, physical activity, and access to food environments.

Center Details

Director: Vernez-Moudon, Anne
Location: TRAC/UFL 1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 535, Seattle, WA 98105
Administrator / Program Manager: Lybecker, Jane
Administering College/School: College of Engineering 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Urban Design and Planning