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January 8th, 2019

Final Rounds of Design Grants for 2018

Three local nonprofits received grants of preliminary design services in the final half of 2018 through the Community Design Collaborative’s Design Grant program.

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Making the World Better at Waterloo
Waterloo Recreation Center, one of three sites that were the focus of our Play Space design competition, has received $200,000 from the Make the World Better Foundation to kick...
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Op-Ed: Rethinking play space for children in Philadelphia
"We believe public space that encourages children to play is a vital contributor to creative, capable children and safer, healthier communities," stated executive directors Beth...
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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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Community Choice gives people a vote in Play Space
Darren Cottman is the Adult/Teen Library Supervisor of the Blanche A. Nixon Branch/Cobbs Creek Branch of the Free Library.  When Darren was offered the opportunity to involve his...
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Play Space Design Awards show where "design comes into play"
  On Wednesday, March 16, an enthusiastic crowd gathered to see the nine finalists of the Play Space Design Competition. Each finalist team—chosen from among 40 inspiring...
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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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NEA Art Works Award to Support Play Space
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA’s second major funding announcement...
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Play Space Design Competition Finalists Announced
In September we released a global call for entries to our Play Space Design Competition after identifying three locations to serve as inspiration—a school, a library, and a...
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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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