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Our latest Design Grants will support four community-enhancing projects.

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Inside Philly's New Land Bank
The pro bono preliminary design work done by the Collaborative is often linked to the reuse of vacant buildings and land. We and the communities we serve share the same goal as...
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Dan Meier, Engineering a Greener City
  "You cringe… there’s not an inch of green!" says civil engineer Dan Meier about some of the schoolyards he’s seen as a Collaborative volunteer, “ It’s just this big paved...
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Frankford pause project update
At a block party on Saturday, Mayor Michael Nutter unveiled our conceptual plans for Frankford Pause, a pop-up park to be built on a vacant lot next to the Margaret-Orthodox...
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Craig Totaro, Creating a Campus for Arts and Entertainment
What do Brazilian music, weddings, piano lessons, arts festivals, and Zumba classes have in common? They all take place at the Twentieth Century Club in the heart of Lansdowne....
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Welcome Ethan Blades
Please welcome Ethan Blades to the Community Design Collaborative! Ethan joined the Collaborative this month as resource development manager. Ethan brings a strong commitment to...
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On Board for 2015
  The Community Design Collaborative welcomes Jody Arena and Megan McGinley to its Board of Directors. Experienced professionals in the fields of construction and...
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Heidi Warren, Starfinder Foundation
  Clad in utilitarian metal, and distinctly lacking high quality design, Starfinder Foundation’s building offers just one exterior clue that it is an organization worth noticing...
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The Science of PLAY: Inspiring Ideas for Designing Play Spaces
A good play space allows kids to take small steps: climbing a little higher, moving a little faster, getting a little closer to something that could be dangerous like a ledge or...
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Six New Design Grants
The Community Design Collaborative is proud to announce six new Design Grants supporting schoolyard greening, commercial corridor revitalization, and community-based health...
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