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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 Activated with Urban Farm and Pop-Up Shop
In 2015, we worked with Kensington residents to envision gateways for their community. Now the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) and New Kensington Community...
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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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