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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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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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The View from Our Volunteers
We recently surveyed our 2012 and 2013 volunteers. Who are they? What is their favorite thing about volunteering? What critical issues facing Philly can we address through design?...
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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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Pencils down, pints up... and your ideas about what's next
The Collaborative treated its 2012 and 2013 volunteers to a happy hour at Molly Malloy’s on December 2 with craft beers on tap, great snacks, tours of the newly-renovated Reading...
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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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#GivingTuesday | GREENING SCHOOLYARDS
The Community Design Collaborative is participating in #GivingTuesday! The donation you make to the Collaborative on Tuesday, December 3 to kick off the giving season will...
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