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October 15th, 2018

Growing to Greatness

The Collaborative's 2015 conceptual design for a green schoolyard at AMY Northwest has had many ripple effects—engaged students and teachers, an outdoor classroom, and a $500,000 grant from the Trust for Public Land.

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Park(ing) Day After-Party 9/21/2012
Park(ing) Day is an international event when metered parking spaces are transformed into temporary green spaces in cities around the world. A record crop of over 50 parklets...
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Great Ideas for Green Schoolyards
  Last week’s Transforming Urban Schoolyards design charrette demonstrated how both the visionary and the quotidian must be considered in the greening of schoolyards. How do...
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Transforming Urban Schoolyards: Design Charrette and Public Presentation
Rendering by Studio Gaea Join us for Transforming Urban Schoolyards on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Co-hosted by the Community...
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Soak it Up! Exhibition Call for Entries
Got a great green project that can soak up stormwater and serve as a model for creating engaging, healthy, and visually-appealing urban places? Submit your best work for an...
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Green for Green: 3 Projects Receive Funding
A playground, a park, and a schoolyard are getting greener, thanks to the efforts of their nonprofit champions— and a little help from the Community Design Collaborative. Here's...
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Meet Our Clients: Craig Ablin, Wissahickon Neighbors Civic Association
Craig Ablin is a member of Wissahickon Neighbors Civic Association and passionate champion for Wissahickon Neighbors Park. Craig met up with us recently at the park, which hugs...
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Urban Sustainability Forum: A Greenworks Progress Report
On June 21, urban sustainability stalwarts braved the heat to attend the Urban Sustainability Forum at the Academy of Natural Sciences.  The forum offered a Greenworks 201...
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Transforming Urban Schoolyards Presentation
Thursday, May 10, 2012 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street   Join us for a presentation of great ideas for greening schoolyards, the result of...
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Green Schoolyards Service Grants
Green schoolyards have gained international attention as an innovative way to enhance learning and play. Locally, the City of Philadelphia has embraced green schoolyards as a...
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