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Design Grants are an important first step in community engagement, design, and development. Here's what our nonprofit partners are doing now to take projects from preliminary design to construction.  
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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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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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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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