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January 7th, 2021

Fourth Round of Design Grants Awarded

Meet the 4th Round of 2020 Design Grantees

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Dan Meier, Engineering a Greener City
  "You cringe… there’s not an inch of green!" says civil engineer Dan Meier about some of the schoolyards he’s seen as a Collaborative volunteer, “ It’s just this big paved...
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Give on #GivingTuesdayPHL to strengthen #Philly neighborhoods through design
The Community Design Collaborative works all year long to strengthen neighborhoods through design. Our proven process matches community-minded volunteer design professionals...
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Patrick Snoke, Numbers to Turn Around Neighborhoods
2014 - One of the most crucial aspects of the Collaborative design process is cost estimating—it helps community organizations understand what’s feasible and demonstrates how...
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Leila Hamroun, Finding the Future in the Past
As a preservationist, architect, and Algerian immigrant, Leila Hamroun has devoted her life to learning about the history and identity of places. For her, the challenge is how...
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Alexa Bosse and Ari Miller, Thinking Pink!
2014 - Meet our volunteer super couple! This spring, architect Alexa Bosse and her husband, landscape architect Ari Miller, led the Collaborative volunteer team in generating a...
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Listening to Our Volunteers
Our Americorps VISTA staffer Danielle Parnes has been on something of a “listening tour” lately. Which makes sense—she’s working with us this year to enhance the Collaborative...
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Erica Sollberger, Many ways to get involved
2014 - Erica Sollberger, sitting in the beautiful and newly renovated Twentieth Century Club, laughs when asked about what she does as director of Parks and Recreation for the...
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Jim Coburn, A Rising Star's Road
2014 - At first glance, it is not at all obvious that Jim Coburn started his career designing high-end interiors for big corporations. Wearing cargo shorts and a faded tee...
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Mami Hara featured in LA magazine
January's Landscape Architecture magazine includes a profile of Mami Hara, Deputy Commissioner of the Philadelphia Water Department and the innovative work happening around...
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