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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 Economy of the Future Emerges from a Factory of the Past
A factory in West Kensington that once produced Union army uniforms has been transformed into a state-of-the-art green jobs training center by the Energy Coordinating Agency....
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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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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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Inventive Possibilities for Urban Farming
Philadelphia has thousands of flat roofs that lay empty soaking up the sun and collecting rain. But imagine if those roofs were transformed into vibrant farms that provided...
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Sustainability in Your Backyard
Hang out in the Collaborative's "backyard" on PARK(ing) Day and get some ideas on how you can embrace sustainability- even in your tiny city backyard!  If you can't wait, here's...
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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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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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Catch up with our clients: Habitat for Humanity
Last Friday was the culmination of a home-building project that has taken five years. Three families from West Philadelphia receive the keys to their new LEED-certified houses,...
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Bright Idea: ECA to Create Green Jobs Training Center
The Energy Coordinating Agency has received a 1.1 $ million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to renovate its warehouse in Kensington as a LEED Silver...
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