March 23rd, 2017
First Round of Design Grants for 2017
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Look who volunteered in 2015!
Many thanks to the 340+ individuals who volunteered their time, skills, and enthusiasm in 2015 by engaging communities, working on design teams, reviewing projects, guiding...
Fourth Round of Design Grants Awarded for 2015
The Community Design Collaborative is proud to announce its newest Design Grants. With help from the Collaborative, Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery will choose the best site for...
Golden sledgehammers for Wynne Senior Residences
Golden sledgehammers were the tool of choice for the groundbreaking of Wynne Senior Residences this week. The redevelopment of the site of the former Wynne Theater/Wynne...
Five new leaders for Board and Advisory Council
The Community Design Collaborative welcomes Julie Bush, ASLA of Ground Reconsidered, Kevin Gray of New Kensington CDC, and Carol Horne Penn of Clemens Construction to its 2016...
Bringing out a designer's ability to listen
“Nimble” is the word that best describes the volunteer team for North Light Community Center in Manayunk. Unexpected good news—a grant for play equipment from KaBoom!—changed the...
Risk and challenge - vital ingredients of a 21st century playground
“Children’s appetite for exploration, stimulation and everyday adventure remains as strong as ever,” says Tim Gill, an independent researcher, writer and consultant. Tim also...
Play Space competition site selection
Over fifty teams from 11 states and 7 countries outside the U.S. have registered for the Play Space Design Competition. Each team chose one of three public sites—a recreation...
The art of play
Psychologist and folklorist Anna Beresin asks: How can we make play more artful? Her fun, informal January 13th workshop will feature drawing exercises to explore what designers...
Taking it to the Streets
Each year, the Collaborative and the Philadelphia Department of Commerce share some of the lessons we’ve learned working together on Philly's neighborhood commercial corridors by...
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