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March 28th, 2019

First Round of Design Grants for 2019

Four nonprofits have received grants of preliminary design services in through the Community Design Collaborative’s Design Grant Program. We'll be helping them activate two sacred spaces and two lots for community use.

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More Nature, More Color for Hagert Street Playground
When members of a community task force were asked what made Hagert Street Playground an unsuccessful space, they describes it as “uninviting and dull… not for all ages… no...
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Well Played: Conceptual Design for Columbus Square Park
Sports have long been the main act at Columbus Square Park in South Philadelphia. Two busy athletic fields take up over two-thirds of this city block bounded by Wharton, 12th,...
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Park(ing) Day 2013: Good Partners, Pop-Ups, and a Party
For its 2013 edition of Park(ing) Day, the Community Design Collaborative teamed up with the Philadelphia Water Department to set up a three-room schoolhouse at 12th and Filbert...
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Summer of Maps
The Community Design Collaborative has been chosen as a candidate for Azavea’s 2014 Summer of Maps! Summer of Maps is a three-month long fellowship that gives student GIS...
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#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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McCall Elementary Greening
It's elementary! Our Collaborative design team began their project to redesign McCall Elementary's schoolyard by asking students, teachers, and parents about what they wanted....
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Putting the Green Back in Bainbridge
Bainbridge Street between 3rd and 5th Streets has shape-shifted over the past century, reflecting each generation's idea about what the city needed—a public market, a formal...
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Good, Green News from Nonprofit Clients
It's harvest time! Four nonprofit clients report that they've reached key milestones in projects to add green spaces in their neighborhoods. Cook-Wissahickon School...
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Cutting the Ribbon to a Renewed Neighborhood Park
We always love a ribbon cutting! In 2009, the Collaborative worked with the Wissahickon Neighbors Civic Association on a conceptual plan to renovate its underutilized...
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