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October 25th, 2017

Opening Doors for Development in Southwest Philly

A conceptual design for affordable housing has received positive feedback and is taking Southwest CDC in new directions.

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Meet Our Volunteers: Mary Anne Hunter
2009 - When I asked Mary Anne Hunter what she liked most about Philadelphia, she described the "precious microcosms" that are the building blocks of the city. Although she grew up...
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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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Collaborative Blog Goes Live April 1st. No Fooling!
Welcome to the Community Design Collaborative's online source of news and updates. Here, you'll find fresh info about our projects, initiatives, and events. You'll also find...
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PennFuture's podcast features the Collaborative
The Collaborative's Executive Director Beth Miller was interviewed for PennFuture's bi-weekly podcast, Voices of Pennsylvania's Future, along with leaders from New Kensington...
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Catch Up with Our Clients
Nonprofits take many steps and different paths as they move through preliminary design to construction. Recent updates from several of our clients reflect the  stages in that...
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Bowling Ball 2009, The Big Lebowski, and Bittenbender Construction
A toast-- or at least a round of White Russians-- to Bittenbender Construction, the  first Big Lebowski sponsor of the Collaborative's annual Bowling Ball fundraiser. Join...
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Read all about it!
Looking for something green to read?  Grid is a free magazine devoted to urban living and sustainability issues here in Philadelphia, and it has just released...
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Renovate, Expand, Move, or What? An Urban School Design Charette
Julia. R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School is the kind of school I wish I’d gone to. Granted, I grew up in rural southern Oregon so it wasn’t an option, but...
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Meet Our Volunteers: Alex Chan
2009 - Alex Chan's interest in design started in seventh grade, when his Construction Technology teacher asked him and his classmates to design their dream homes. "That first...
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