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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    Community Design Collaborative for the Urban Energy edition of the Bowling Ball on Saturday June 11 from 6 00 PM to 10 00 PM at Erie Lanes in Philadelphia There Read All Article two GREAT events one BIG night Join us during Design Philadelphia on TUESDAY OCTOBER 12 at the CRANE ARTS BUILDING for the Infill Philadelphia Industrial Sites Publication Launch from 4 to 6 pm and the Read All Article Time to Work on Your Game WOW Team spirit Costumes Raffle prizes Awards And of course bowling balls All captured in selected shots from the Collaborative s Bowling Ball Hall of Fame Join us Read All Article The Collaborative at Glassphemy Last week saw the release of a lot of pent up aggression as Glassphemy made its debut in Philadelphia The project built by David Belt s MACRO Sea was conceived as a way to Read All Article Industrial Past to an Industrial Future At last night s Infill Philadelphia Industrial Sites Design Challenge Reveal SMP Architects DIGSAU and Charles Loomis Chariss McAfee Architects demonstrated both serious minded Read All Article 15th Annual Bowling Ball New Location Join us the SATURDAY JUNE 11 2011 for the Collaborative s 15th

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=4&tag=events (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    Check out Plan Philly s post on the Collaborative s interim use charrette Infill Philadelphia Boldness redefines community center Thomas J Walsh writes Planners Read All Article Call for Creative Minds Design Charrette to Focus on Interim Uses of Industrial Sites Philadelphia PA October 12 2009 Former industrial sites are great assets in Philadelphia but the process of purchasing remediating and redeveloping a former site can Read All Article Time to Get the Ball Rolling Throw on your bell bottoms and turn up the disco it s time to get groovy on the lanes with the Collaborative as we roll out of the recession 70s style at the 14th Annual Read All Article Designing for Temporary Use Last Friday s Industrial Sites An Interim Use Charrette provided a forum for discussing issues surrounding vacant industrial sites in Philadelphia Charrette participants produced Read All Article Outstanding Celebrating Our Volunteers Join the Community Design Collaborative on Tuesday October 13 at 6 p m at the Center for Architecture to celebrate the work of the volunteers who contributed their time and Read All Article An Industrial Renaissance Projects Revealed for Retooling Industrial Sites Exhibit The Community Design Collaborative has been busy putting together

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=5&tag=events (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    and public art project to develop creative uses for vacant land brought together a diverse group of nonprofits architects and Mantua Read All Article We had a Ball Thanks to everybody who came out and made our 13th annual Bowling Ball a fantastic success This year we hosted around 300 bowlers on 55 lanes and raised almost 33 000 Read All Article Sustainability in Your Backyard Hang out in the Collaborative s backyard on PARK ing Day and get some ideas on how you can embrace sustainability even in your tiny city backyard If you can t wait here Read All Article Summer in the City with Into the Open Forget the dog days of summer with a celebration of edible education architects in conversation a sustainability tour and a one day community workshop exploring the creative Read All Article D Tours Mt Tabor Cyber Village Affordable housing doesn t have to be boring Mt Tabor Cyber Village Senior Housing in East Poplar has a colorful contemporary design that looks a lot like neighboring NoLibs Read All Article Urban Sustainability Forum to Address Vacant Land On September 17th the Urban Sustainability Forum will turn its focus to issues of vacant

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=6&tag=events (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    services sustainability vacant land volunteers Article Who you gonna call More ghost bowlers Thanks again to a couple more generous sponsors who are making sure that the young bucks of the lighting design world can join in the fun at our Bowling Ball Ledalite and Lutron Read All Article Who you gonna call Ghost Bowlers Here s a heartwarming story that illustrates once again why we love our volunteers Michelle Robinson Architects wanted to sponsor a bowling lane this year but Michelle was Read All Article Shrinking cities growing communities Philadelphia s own Alan Greenberger will be deliver the keynote address at the Association for Community Design conference in Rochester NY this week The theme of ACD s Read All Article Times like these call for a Big Lebowski In anticipation of our 13th Annual Bowling Ball the Community Design Collaborative invites you to experience The Big Lebowski on the Center for Architecture s BIG SCREEN Read All Article Dude Take the Bowling Ball Shuttle With the event just three weeks away lanes are selling out quickly Don t have a lane yet Be sure to register and send in your payment by June 5 Register online 13th Read All

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=7&tag=events (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative –
    our communities with preliminary design services that support neighborhood and commercial corridor revitalization Bank of America s investment in the Collaborative will enable us to benefit the individuals and families living in Philadelphia s neighborhoods The Bank of America Community Development grant will support the delivery of an estimated 640 000 in design services grants consultations and technical assistance in 2013 by funding the following Collaborative programs Service Grants Preliminary design services for nonprofit organizations who are working to meet the fundamental needs of low and moderate income clients and communities RStore Storefront fa ade improvement plans for small business owners applying for matching grants through the City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce s Storefront Improvement Program SIP Infill Philadelphia Project management of Infill Philadelphia Soak It Up to help the Philadelphia Water Department facilitate the development of green infrastructure to manage stormwater and revitalize neighborhoods The grant we received is part of a 23 million philanthropic investment by Bank of America to build and rehab affordable housing offer foreclosure prevention services and homeowner counseling and provide other services intended to invigorate and rejuvenate neighborhoods In 2012 a grant from Bank of America enabled us to offer the design services

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2013/09/11/bank-of-america-grant-helps-us-show-what-design-can-do (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative –
    area Last year we collaborated with VSRA on Project Reclaim a master plan for revitalizing the 4200 block of Viola Street and the surrounding streets The master plan laid out a blueprint for addressing a few clusters of distressed or vacant properties and beautifying the streetscape all while maintaining historical authenticity This summer a partnership with Habitat for Humanity will help VSRA take some next steps in bringing that vision to life Joyce Smith Community Development Coordinator of VSRA writes Habitat for Humanity and resident volunteers will work on fa ade improvements on the 4100 and 4200 blocks of Viola Street a structure on North 42nd Street will receive improvements too Part of that period we will block the streets off to allow Habitat for Humanity volunteers and residents to work their magic The work will begin around June 16th and completed around July 31st Habitat for Humanity and VSRA s Garden and Beautification Committee will also collaborate on landscaping vacant lots and replacing sidewalks in addition to an overall Block Cleaning Finally residents will participate in window preservation training and will then work to restore original windows in the historic homes designated for repair Habitat for Humanity is partnering

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2014/06/09/viola-street-to-partner-with-habitat-for-humanity (2016-04-24)
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    safe housing promotes healing from trauma and empowers women with the resources they need to secure safe affordable housing upon program completion The Collaborative worked with Women Against Abuse WAA in 2010 when the 3 million project felt like a dream There was a little extra space on the Sojourner House property and WAA wanted to find out whether it could build more housing as part of the renovation project The Collaborative s conceptual design and site plan showed that it was possible to add several more units of transitional housing Jeannine Lisitski Executive Director writes It was the Collaborative s work that led us to believe that we could put an additional building on the footprint which is how the new building was born Sheila Armstrong who lived at Sojourner House with her son in 2005 spoke of the project s impact during a ribbon cutting at the site on July 29th Sojourner House meant everything to me and my son It offered us safety and the chance to start again Armstrong said This renovation project is so important because it ensures Sojourner House will continue to be a safe haven for women and children who had to leave their homes to escape from violence This project comes at such a critical time to meet the growing need for safe and affordable housing for survivors of domestic violence in Philadelphia said Executive Director Jeannine Lisitski We are so grateful that we were able to not only preserve Sojourner House but to actually increase capacity Now more women and children who have lived through truly horrific experiences will be welcomed to new comfortable apartments by caring dedicated staff where they can begin to heal and rebuild their lives Waitlists in Philadelphia for transitional housing programs can stretch for years The

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2013/08/08/expanding-a-safe-haven-for-women-and-children (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative –
    use development on Germantown Avenue next to the historic Wayne Junction train station Nicetown Court II will add 50 units of affordable housing to the neighborhood Development partners Nicetown CDC Universal Companies and The Community Builders added 4 500 square feet of retail on the first floor for an iconic restaurant convenience store and bakery coffee shop that will draw both neighbors and commuters to Nicetown s Main Street Nicetown

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2013/11/26/new-mixed-use-development-at-nicetown-s-front-door (2016-04-24)
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