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A park that welcomes homeless people, partially designed by homeless people, will be a Philly first
March 10, 2021 | Philadelphia Inquirer

The Future of Housing
November 20, 2020 | WHYY

Tya Winn takes the helm of Community Design Collaborative with racial equity a priority
November 11, 2020 | WHYY

Play Everywhere: Philly Kids are getting 16 spaces designed to spark joy
October 12, 2020 | WHYY

Can Good Design Protect Us from the Coronavirus? Philly designers pivoting to public health think so.
June 26, 2020 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Community Design In the Era of Social Distancing
May 15, 2020 | Parallax (Podcast)

How Designers Are Remaking Spaces for our New, Socially Distant Lives
May 9, 2020 | WHYY

Harvard GSD Introduces the Class of 2020 Loeb Fellows
June 27, 2019 | Architect

Nicetown: For decades a working-class neighborhood in Philadelphia has struggled to repair the damages inflicted by postwar urban renewal
June 2019 | Places

Redesigning and Old City Green Space for Park Use, Not Drug Use
May 31, 2019 | WHYY

Redesigning sacred spaces to serve their communities — and save their congregations
January 2, 2019 | Religious News Service

Keep the wrecking balls at bay: Underused religious buildings find ways to attract community groups
December 19, 2018 | Philadelphia Weekly

How saving Philly's historic sacred spaces can make the city stronger
December 10, 2018 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Sacred spaces reimagined with preservation, communities in mind
December 5, 2018 | WHYY

20 years after a deadly robbery, a neighborhood market is reborn
October 30, 2018 | WHYY

Infill Philadelphia brings communities together by design
August 17, 2018 | Hidden City Philadelphia

Organizations with Deep Community Roots On A Mission To Strengthen Philadelphia
July 17, 2018 | WHYY 

AMY Northwest's Schoolyard Project is a Neighborhood Destination in the Making
July 2, 2018 | Roxbourough Development Corporation

Three historic religious sites embark on a road to preservation and future service
June 6, 2018 | PlanPhilly

Reinventing S. Philly's last Catholic high school with Ikea furniture, murals and a rain garden
December 21, 2017 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Design Group is Catalyst for Critical Community Project
July 5, 2017 | WHYY NewsWorks

Community Design Centers Help Reshape the State
July 7, 2017 | Flying Kite

Giving arts a seat at the community development table
February 16, 2017 | PlanPhilly

2016 Storefront Challenge Honors
October 6, 2016 | PlanPhilly

Play It Up: A yearlong design campaign in Philadelphia promotes the value of recreation
July 2016 | Landscape Architecture Magazine

"Blitz Build" gives Sharswood's 100 year old Athletic Rec Center a makeover
May 21, 2016 | PlanPhilly

Rethink play space for children in Philadelphia
March 23, 2016 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Giving serious thought to fun, design firms offer concepts for Philly
March 18, 2016 | WHYY

Designers compete to put play into Philadelphia's public play spaces
March 10, 2016 | PlanPhilly

From Playgrounds to Play Spaces
March 8, 2016 | Philadelphia Magazine

How West Philly's Lea School got a brand new yard for everyone
February 16, 2016 | Flying Kite

With another grant secured, Columbus Square work set to begin spring 2017
February 1, 2016 | Passyunk Post

A new community green space in Frankford embraces atmosphere of city life
January 19, 2016 | Flying Kite



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