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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Play Patio Saves the Day
A temporary play patio enables Glen Foerd to plan for the future—and even saves it from “a series of unfortunate events” Glen Foerd Conservation Corporation wants to complement...
Viola Street and North Light Take Next Steps
Since finishing Design Grants with us, Viola Street Residents Association and North Light Community Center—two nonprofits who received Design Grants from the Collaborative—have...
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...
Making Connections Across North Central
North Central Philadelphia has plenty of assets—a busy regional rail station, Cousin’s Supermarket, the Pearl Theatre, Penrose Recreation Center, and a constellation of community...
Lea School receives GSI Partners Award
Lea Elementary School is the recipient of if the inaugural Public Project Award for Excellence in Green Stormwater Infrastructure presented this week by GSI Partners, an...
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...
Dragon Green wins Community Design Award
Dragon Green Park—an imaginative design for a South Philadelphia green schoolyard inspired by the school’s mascot, a bright yellow dragon—is the winner of the Collaborative’s 2016...
Design Grants lead to PA DCNR funding
Happy trails (and parks)! The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced grants for nine Philly open space projects, including $300,000 for...
Collaborative Honors, City Acceptance for Project Reclaim
Every year, the Collaborative recognizes the volunteer team and client of one pro bono project for excellence in design, collaboration, and community impact with its...
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