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October 15th, 2018

Growing to Greatness

The Collaborative's 2015 conceptual design for a green schoolyard at AMY Northwest has had many ripple effects—engaged students and teachers, an outdoor classroom, and a $500,000 grant from the Trust for Public Land.

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$250,000 DCED Greenways Grant for Carnell School
In 2017, the Community Design Collaborative was tapped by the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association (OCCCDA) to remake Carnell Elementary School’s asphalt...
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The little library that could
For Park(ing) Day Philadelphia 2017, the Community Design Collaborative transformed its parking space into a pop-up lending library.  The library brought in a steady stream of...
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Lea School Setting for Green Ribbon School District Award
The School District of Philadelphia was honored with a Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Award by the U.S. Department of Education. The district is one of only nine...
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Growing to Greatness
The Collaborative's 2015 conceptual design for a green schoolyard at AMY Northwest has had many ripple effects—engaged students and teachers, an outdoor classroom, and a $500,000...
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Frankford CDC tests vision with Food Truck Friday
Sometimes, you need to see the big picture to get things going. Good food can help too. The barren plaza, dim lighting, and confusing crosswalks under the El at the Arrott...
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Frankford Gateway Gets an Urban Orchard
In 2015, the Community Design Collaborative helped residents living north of Lehigh Avenue envision gateways to reconnect their neighborhood to the larger Kensington community. A...
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Transforming Neumann Goretti High School
Read all about it in Changing Skyline and see Neumann Goretti High School—before and after—in our video. Neumann Goretti High School, a Catholic college preparatory high school...
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Columbus Square Park on path to improvements
Civic spaces evolve. Our ideas about their role in cities and communities change over time. Initiatives like NYC Parks’ Parks Without Borders, the Knight Foundation’s Civic...
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Bugs and Biomes: Greenfield’s Schoolyard Supports Student Field Research
In 2006, a Design Grant from the Collaborative helped Albert M. Greenfield Elementary School envision and build a groundbreaking green schoolyard. Fast forward ten years and...
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