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January 3rd, 2017

Fourth Round of Design Grants for 2016

Ready to grow… at the crossroads… good stewards… jazz messengers… wherever you are and whatever your mission, we’re ready to help.

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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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Best face forward - the economic impact of SIP
Does a well-designed storefront façade really make a difference?  Commerce recently released a study on the economic impact of its Storefront Improvement Program (SIP).  “We’d...
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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...
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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...
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Beth Miller participates in Praxis Dialogues
On Tuesday, December 1st, Beth Miller joins Brian Abernathy, David Gould, and Scott Page for the first in a series of Praxis Dialogues on the practice of design and the public...
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