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April 30th, 2015

Transforming Philadelphia’s Schoolyards

Next Monday, the Community Design Collaborative and Philadelphia Water will be releasing Transforming Philadelphia’s Schoolyards, a “how-to” guide that presents the stories of three successful schoolyard makeovers, designs by Collaborative volunteers for eighteen School District of Philadelphia schoolyards, and key steps on the way to a green schoolyard.

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Transforming Philadelphia’s Schoolyards
Next Monday, the Community Design Collaborative and Philadelphia Water will be releasing Transforming Philadelphia’s Schoolyards, a “how-to” guide that presents the stories of...
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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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PA Neighborhood Restoration Act
Collaborative volunteer Lea Oxenhandler spoke at a recent press conference announcing the PA Neighborhood Restoration Act, new legislation that will allow students, intern...
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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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First Round of Design Grants Awarded for 2015
The Community Design Collaborative is proud to announce its newest Design Grants.  The Collaborative will work with AMY Northwest Middle School on Growing to Greatness, a...
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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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