GreenWoods Associates

About GreenWoods Associates

Judith M. Green, AICP and David W. Woods, FAICP founded GreenWoods Associates (GWA) in Seattle in 1992, focusing on citizen participation, comprehensive land use planning, main streets, environmental planning, parks, and neighborhood planning with an inclusive, culture-infused quality that reflects and enhances distinctive places. In collaboration with diverse resident-participants of the Seattle's Crown Heights and Ballard neighborhoods, as well as a team of planning specialists we organized, we initiated the urban planning approach now known as the "Seattle Model." This approach focuses on including the goals and voices of our clients and those who will be affected by our work throughout the planning process. Working with a team of specialists in diverse planning disciplines, we listen to and facilitate conversations among those who need to be there, do research and analysis to answer their questions, offer "best practices" examples and innovative alternative ways to meet their goals, create graphics and charts to help them make good choices, prepare reports, validate these, and make presentations to final decision makers and the community.

In 1996, we moved GWA to New York in order to pursue teaching and planning opportunities here, while expanding our regional and national opportunities to learn and to serve through working with public, private, and non-profit clients. For us, each planning project is a new opportunity to work with our clients and their diverse stakeholders, with whom we aim to create vibrant, livable, equitable, and sustainable communities.


245 East 40th Street, Suite 30J
New York, NY 10016




Regions Served
Planning Specialties
Community or Neighborhood Development   •   Comprehensive, Master or Long-Range Planning   •   Downtowns and Main Streets   •   Economic Development and Revitalization   •   Environmental and Natural Resources Planning   •   Equity/Diversity-Based Planning   •   Housing Policy, Design, or Implementation   •   Land-Use and Development Regulation and Zoning   •   Mixed-Use Development Planning   •   Parks, Open Space, and Recreation Planning   •   Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure/Active Transportation   •   Sustainability or Climate Protection Planning   •   Transportation Planning   •   Visioning and Placemaking   •   Wayfinding and Signage
Services Offered
Code Writing   •   Community Engagement   •   On-Call Planning Services   •   Plan Creation or Updates   •   Project Management   •   Zoning Administration/Development Services
Business Certification
Women Owned