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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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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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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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Village Green: City Commits $200,000 to Wissahickon Neighbors Park
It's been said that it takes a village to raise a child. In Wissahickon's case, it takes a neighborhood to raise a park. Over the past six months, a team of Collaborative...
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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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Park(ing) Day Preview... and Party
The number of parks in Philly will jump on Park(ing) Day when parks will pop up throughout the city. On Friday, September 16, Philadelphia will once again be part of this...
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A Day in the Park
Thanks to everyone who helped out and stopped by our  “sustainable backyard” on PARK(ing) Day.  We had a great time talking with curious people, meeting PARK(ing) Day participants...
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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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Collaborative Projects in Philebrity!
Check out the funny take on Mt. Tabor Cyber Village Senior Housing via a Philebrity reader's cameraphone and footage of Greenfield Elementary School, co-star of the Philadelphia...
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Urban Sustainability Forum to Address Vacant Land
On September 17th, the Urban Sustainability Forum will turn its focus to issues of vacant land in Philadelphia.  The forum, entitled No Vacancy: Re-imagining Vacant Land in...
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