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April 7th, 2022

Design Matters: April 2022

April Showers Bring Blooms! We emerge with new opportunities to connect including Leverage 2022 in person!

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Sheridan Street Housing Tour
Meet up with the Community Design Collaborative and Interface Studio Architects on Wednesday, July 27 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM for a tour of Sheridan Street Housing— 13...
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Visitability 360
The Collaborative's design charrette, Vistability for Urban Neighborhoods, is featured in Plan Philly's recent post, Should Philadelphia homes have first floors that are...
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Positioning Practice: A Conversation with Deborah Gans
Deborah Gans is Principal of Deborah Gans Studio and a professor at Pratt Institute and Yale University.  She’s best known for her “extreme housing”, design prototypes for...
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A New Look at Prefab
Interface Studio Architects and architect Brian Phillips, a member of the Collaborative's board,  were featured this week in a New York Times article on the ins and outs of...
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Fresh Ideas for Community Development
Preliminary design was recognized as a cost-effective, powerful tool for community development at last week’s Reinventing Older Communities, a national conference organized by the...
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Summer in the City with Into the Open
Forget the dog days of summer with a celebration of edible education, architects in conversation, a sustainability tour, and a one-day community workshop exploring the creative...
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Take Action for Affordable Housing and Community Development
Take action to preserve federal funding for affordable housing and community development. The City of Philadelphia will lose nearly $149 million in federal funding under the...
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Meet the Makers of Mt. Tabor Cyber Village
People call it "the Miracle on Seventh Street." Between a brownstone church, a superblock apartment house, and a scattering of rowhomes, two North Philadelphia pastors built a 56-...
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D-Tours: Mt. Tabor Cyber Village
Affordable housing doesn’t have to be boring! Mt. Tabor Cyber Village Senior Housing in East Poplar has a colorful contemporary design that looks a lot like neighboring NoLibs...
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