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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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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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Digging Dickinson Square
Construction for Dickinson Square has begun! With hulking, dying sycamore trees and buildings, pathways, and other infrastructure last renovated in the '70s, Dickinson Square...
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So Happy Together—Park(ing)Day’s Pallet Park
Many thanks to the hard-working volunteers who had a hand (sometimes containing splinters) in designing and building the Collaborative’s Pallet Park for Park(ing) Day. Jordan Barr,...
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Collaborative Helps Communities Design for Walkability
The Community Design Collaborative has had the opportunity to explore walkability through its work with community-based nonprofits. Here’s a sampling of how we’re is helping...
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Green Roofs and Great Views
The Collaborative worked with Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to put together a tour featuring innovative neighborhood projects for Cities Alive, an international conference for...
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Making the Case for Energy Design
Joe Matje used the Department of Energy’s “Target Finder” to analyze energy use as part of a preliminary design for the expansion of Libertae, a residential treatment program...
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Walkability: We’re #5! How do we get to #1?
Walkability is a measure of how friendly a community is to walking. Walkability’s impact is not limited to the built environment—it affects to well-being, safety,...
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The Sheridan Street Story
Posted by Beth Miller, Executive Director: Since we’ve been celebrating our 20th anniversary, 2011 has been an action-packed year at the Collaborative. But even in this...
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Urban Energy Design Charrette
What do bees, pole beans, pencils, and fledgling green businesses have in common? A shared home in Hunting Park West! 2901 W. Hunting Park Avenue is the current location of...
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