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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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Playing for the Future in Allegheny West
Making a project model from bottles, a Styrofoam cup, and a ballet shoe. Drawing a vision and spending the following week “getting real.” And designing and building a mobile mini-...
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Play Patio Saves the Day
A temporary play patio enables Glen Foerd to plan for the future—and even saves it from “a series of unfortunate events” Glen Foerd Conservation Corporation wants to complement...
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Viola Street and North Light Take Next Steps
Since finishing Design Grants with us, Viola Street Residents Association and North Light Community Center—two nonprofits who received Design Grants from the Collaborative—have...
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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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Making Connections Across North Central
North Central Philadelphia has plenty of assets—a busy regional rail station, Cousin’s Supermarket, the Pearl Theatre, Penrose Recreation Center, and a constellation of community...
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Lea School receives GSI Partners Award
Lea Elementary School is the recipient of if the inaugural Public Project Award for Excellence in Green Stormwater Infrastructure presented this week by GSI Partners, an...
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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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Dragon Green wins Community Design Award
Dragon Green Park—an imaginative design for a South Philadelphia green schoolyard inspired by the school’s mascot, a bright yellow dragon—is the winner of the Collaborative’s 2016...
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Design Grants lead to PA DCNR funding
Happy trails (and parks)! The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced grants for nine Philly open space projects, including $300,000 for...
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