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  • Community Design Collaborative – Play Space
    the next 24 months with a variety of programs and events to engage designers educators child care providers families and more in the conversation check out what we re up to below News and Happenings Article Op Ed Rethinking play space for children in Philadelphia We believe public space that encourages children to play is a vital contributor to creative capable children and safer healthier communities stated executive directors Beth Read All Article Play Space Design Awards show where design comes into play On Wednesday March 16 an enthusiastic crowd gathered to see the nine finalists of the Play Space Design Competition Each finalist team chosen from among 40 inspiring Read All Article Play Space Design Competition Finalists Announced In September we released a global call for entries to our Play Space Design Competition after identifying three locations to serve as inspiration a school a library and a Read All Article Play Space competition site selection Over fifty teams from 11 states and 7 countries outside the U S have registered for the Play Space Design Competition Each team chose one of three public sites a recreation Read All Article The art of play Psychologist and folklorist Anna Beresin asks How can we make play more artful Her fun informal January 13th workshop will feature drawing exercises to explore what designers Read All Article Risk and challenge vital ingredients of a 21st century playground Children s appetite for exploration stimulation and everyday adventure remains as strong as ever says Tim Gill an independent researcher writer and consultant Tim also Read All Article Children Need Nature Gail Farmer is Director of Education at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education She shares her vivid childhood memories of The Hill and tells us why nature play fires Read All Article Playing to Learn

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/infill/playspace (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – Transforming Schoolyards
    Green The Collaborative s work with schools and communities supports Philadelphia Water s campaign to make schoolyards an active part of the city s stormwater management plan Green City Clean Waters Philadelphia Water has been an essential partner in half of our projects funding improvements to reinvent asphalt and concrete schoolyards as green eco friendly spaces for learning as well as play The information you find here and in our design guide will help both schools and communities who are ready to seek a Design Grant from the Collaborative for a schoolyard project or who want to know how to do a green schoolyard project Case Studies share the stories of three schools with different resources scales and budgets who worked with the Collaborative and implemented schoolyard projects Design Elements is a comprehensive illustrated list of ideas Collaborative volunteers have integrated into schoolyard projects over the years and explores how these elements can benefit students Steps to a Green Schoolyard breaks down the broader process that nonprofit school groups will undergo from community organizing and the conceptual planning that the Collaborative provides to later phases of fundraising implementation and stewardship Download a copy of the guide In 2015 the Collaborative

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/guides/schoolyards (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – Donate
    with 501 c 3 status All gifts are tax deductible Make a donation today Your gift will go right to work helping the Collaborative strengthen neighborhoods through design Give once or maximize your impact with a recurring monthly donation Click on the Donate button to go to our secure online giving page at PayPal After you submit your information you will have a chance to review before payment is made You do not need a Paypal account Simply use your preferred credit card You may also specify if the donation is in honor or in memory of another person if you like Enter the person s name and if you d like us to send a note to the honoree or the family the contact information Become a Community Champion Your membership will sustain our work and demonstrate your individual or firm s committment to the Collaborative s mission The Collaborative invites you to participate in our Community Champions annual membership program You ll qualify for special membership benefits like preregistration and discounts to Collaborative events recognition in our communications and priority for participation in volunteer opportunities Individual sustaining and organization memberships are available See our Community Champion payment and

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/donate (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – people-directory
    you can t survive without it she says It was once used as currency I was driven to practice by wanting to challenge the notion that landscape is an extra My firm s goal is to reposition landscape as the thing you cannot live without Fortunately Sara notes perceptions of landscape architecture s worth have changed dramatically since she began her practice Landscape architects have been increasingly getting significant projects

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/people-directory/sara-pevaroff-schuh7 (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – people-directory
    SHARE Food Program Inc and Meredith Home School Association He also participated in our Soak It Up design competition and was part of our volunteer team for the Design Charrette Compass Connector Catalyst Re imagining 8th Berks Dan sees his involvement with the Community Design Collaborative a step in the right direction toward a truly sustainable Philadelphia Article Dan Meier Engineering a Greener City You cringe there s not an

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/people-directory/dan-meier45 (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – people-directory
    Lancaster Avenue Michael also an active member of PhilaNOMA the local chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects founded in 1971 to benefit minorities within the architecture profession and the urban community at large PhilaNOMA works to enhance the professional of architecture by promoting diversity in practice and by take an active role in the education of aspiring designers The profession has not traditionally promoted itself like business or

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/people-directory/michael-spain644 (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – people-directory
    And no wonder Since 2010 she s advised dozens of storeowners on five commercial corridors about how to renovate their façades on a tight budget and mapped out budget strategies for a neighborhood playground Now she s volunteering to rejuvenate a city high school Joanna says Construction runs in my family My granddad was a carpenter furniture maker and teacher My dad who was also a carpenter is chief estimator at Gardner Fox Associates Her own path to the construction industry took a significant detour Joanna had just begun her freshman year at Temple University when the World Trade Center was attacked I walked into the Marine Corps Recruitment office on September 12 2001 she recalls When she finished her military service in 2005 her father suggested that she join the Gardner Fox cost estimating team The work is very diverse There are lots of different things to delve into My experience in the military has refined my attention to detail and taught me how to work effectively under pressure I also learned how to be a team player how to be a leader and the appropriate time to step into either role Article Giving people a picture of what

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/people-directory/joanna-trago22 (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – people-directory
    being a community task force was great she says The inclusion aspect was very important It takes more work to do it that way but I think it s absolutely the right way to do it and is a huge benefit to everyone Article Heidi Warren Starfinder Foundation Clad in utilitarian metal and distinctly lacking high quality design Starfinder Foundation s building offers just one exterior clue that it is

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/people-directory/heidi-warren (2016-04-24)
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