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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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Lofty Aspirations for Industrial Sites
The Philadelphia City Paper article Lofty Aspirations profiles the Collaborative's upcoming Retooling Industrial Sites exhibit. Beth Miller, Executive Director of the...
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Positioning Practice: David Belt and Macro Sea
David Belt is full of surprises. I first heard about him last summer, when the New York Times ran a story about pools in dumpsters, somewhere on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY....
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Designing for Temporary Use
Last Friday's Industrial Sites: An Interim Use Charrette provided a forum for discussing issues surrounding vacant industrial sites in Philadelphia. Charrette participants produced...
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An Industrial Renaissance: Projects Revealed for Retooling Industrial Sites Exhibit
The Community Design Collaborative has been busy putting together Retooling Industrial Sites, an exhibit that will showcase the work of over 50 design firms in...
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Retooling Industrial Sites: Call For Entries
Deadline for submissions extended to December 18 Do you know a great project that has brought an industrial site back to life? We want to hear from you! Architecture,...
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Call for Creative Minds: Design Charrette to Focus on Interim Uses of Industrial Sites
Philadelphia, PA - October 12, 2009 - Former industrial sites are great assets in Philadelphia but the process of purchasing, remediating, and redeveloping a former site can...
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Ed Bacon Design Competition Addresses Industrial Reuse
The 4th Annual Ed Bacon Foundation Student Design Competition turned its focus to urban brownfields in 2009 with Brown to Green, challenging participants to create designs for...
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Interim Use Charrette: Emboldened by David Belt
Check out Plan Philly’s post on the Collaborative's  interim use charrette, Infill Philadelphia: Boldness redefines ‘community center' . Thomas J. Walsh writes:  “Planners,...
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Unlocking the Potential of Older Industrial Sites
Infill Philadelphia: Industrial Sites is becoming part of the public discussion about job creation and green economic development.  In a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article, A...
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