Notes from the Field
Notes from the Field
March 23rd, 2017
First Round of Design Grants for 2017
Wherever a nonprofit's mission and vision are taking them, we're here to help!
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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...
For Zane North, a Blueprint to Grow Greener
Zane North, an elementary school in Collingswood, NJ, is known for its academic excellence and engaged parents. The school wants to grow greener and the Collaborative’s...
Schools at Work
The Community Design Collaborative's design assistance got Meredith School on Philadelphia magazine's DIY School Reform honor roll for their plans to green their schoolyard....
Ideas for Reactivating Vacant Schools
For decades, public schools have anchored Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. They are places where you meet other parents, make lifelong friends, and expect to send your children and...
The School Reuse Project Receives NEA Grant
National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa has announced that the Community Design Collaborative has received a matching grant. The grant will support The...
Finding New Life for Irreplaceable Buildings
Boyd Theater | The Legendary Blue Horizon | Nineteenth Street Baptist Church | Engine 46 Firehouse | Shawmont Station | Robinson Store | Haddington Historic District |...
Reactivating Vacant Schools
As the School District of Philadelphia closes schools throughout the city, communities are confronting a painful reality. How can longstanding neighborhood icons be...
Azavea Summer of Maps
The Collaborative has been chosen to participate in Azavea’s Summer of Maps! This three-month long fellowship gives student GIS analysts the opportunity to perform geospatial...
#GivingTuesday | GREENING SCHOOLYARDS
The Community Design Collaborative is participating in #GivingTuesday! The donation you make to the Collaborative on Tuesday, December 3 to kick off the giving season will...
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