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June 29th, 2017

Second Round of Design Grants for 2017

The Community Design Collaborative is proud to announce its newest Design Grants and nonprofit partners!

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Bringing out a designer's ability to listen
“Nimble” is the word that best describes the volunteer team for North Light Community Center in Manayunk. Unexpected good news—a grant for play equipment from KaBoom!—changed the...
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Risk and challenge - vital ingredients of a 21st century playground
“Children’s appetite for exploration, stimulation and everyday adventure remains as strong as ever,” says Tim Gill, an independent researcher, writer and consultant. Tim also...
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Beth Miller participates in Praxis Dialogues
On Tuesday, December 1st, Beth Miller joins Brian Abernathy, David Gould, and Scott Page for the first in a series of Praxis Dialogues on the practice of design and the public...
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The art of play
Psychologist and folklorist Anna Beresin asks: How can we make play more artful? Her fun, informal January 13th workshop will feature drawing exercises to explore what designers...
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Taking it to the Streets
Each year, the Collaborative and the Philadelphia Department of Commerce share some of the lessons we’ve learned working together on Philly's neighborhood commercial corridors by...
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Children Need Nature
Gail Farmer is Director of Education at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. She shares her vivid childhood memories of "The Hill" and tells us why nature play fires...
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Golden sledgehammers for Wynne Senior Residences
Golden sledgehammers were the tool of choice for the groundbreaking of Wynne Senior Residences this week.  The redevelopment of the site of the former Wynne Theater/Wynne...
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Best face forward - the economic impact of SIP
Does a well-designed storefront façade really make a difference?  Commerce recently released a study on the economic impact of its Storefront Improvement Program (SIP).  “We’d...
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Playing to Learn
"Nothing beats watching a child experience the joy and wonder of play," says Dr. Brenna Hassinger-Das. She studies the links between play and learning every day as a postdoctoral...
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