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    it issue And you ve got cities like Boston or New York City that have the magnet for a lot of young people but there s not a lot of opportunity in vacant land So Philadelphia is unusually positioned to bring those two things together and when you bring those two things together there is experimentation and innovation KC Can you describe a recent project that demonstrates what you do BP The 100K House is kind of a seminal project for us in the sense that many of our other projects have learned from it and are kind of based in the approach Instead of assuming the project needs to be a certain kind of building you look at what the performance parameters are whether it s economic social or construction material and use those as the thing that drives the building Because the 100K House is small and extremely definable the parameters are really obvious It s just a great case study for how we like to work KC Daryn do you have a favorite project DE Well I think that the Sheridan Street Housing is probably one that is nearest and dearest to my heart I saw Brian give a presentation about it when ISA was just getting through schematic design at that point Probably six months later the client was able to get funding and was starting to move it forward just as I was starting with the firm It was great to get in at that point and do all the construction documentation and see it through construction administration and now watch the homeowners take over APM s Sheridan Street Housing sustainable and affordable Photo by Sam Oberter KC ISA participated in both the Collaborative s Affordable Infill Housing Design Challenge and Infill Philadelphia Food Access Describe your experience working on these projects BP The great fun of the Infill projects is that they re quite challenging Both of the projects had intense challenges like lot conditions or economic goals really incredible challenges that are relevant to the current urban conversation but where there s still a lot of space to experiment and think about new ideas Infill Philadelphia is a fantastic instrument for exploration DE There is an opportunity to work at a bigger scale and look at things at more of a theoretical level With Sheridan we were working with a client who really gave us a lot of latitude to say What if we look at the site in this interesting way some of these early green strategies now seem kind of commonplace but they weren t five or six years ago especially in community design stormwater management the performance of the envelope sun shading We also appreciated working with the community They certainly went outside of their comfort zone and allowed more of a modern design for Sheridan Street than some of their previous projects If it wasn t for this sort of design challenge I am not sure that they would

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2013/06/01/filling-in-the-gaps-isa-s-brian-phillips-and-daryn-edwards (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    mini Read All Article Collaborative Visits Sheridan Street The Community Design Collaborative hosted a peek behind the construction fence at the soon to be completed Sheridan Street Housing at 7th and Montgomery Streets last night Read All Article A New Look at Prefab Interface Studio Architects and architect Brian Phillips a member of the Collaborative s board were featured this week in a New York Times article on the ins and outs of Read All Article Our New Grant Recipients The Community Design Collaborative is pleased to announce its latest grants of preliminary design services The Collaborative s spring crop of service grants will build Read All Article Collaborative Projects in Philebrity Check out the funny take on Mt Tabor Cyber Village Senior Housing via a Philebrity reader s cameraphone and footage of Greenfield Elementary School co star of the Philadelphia Read All Article Take Action for Affordable Housing and Community Development Take action to preserve federal funding for affordable housing and community development The City of Philadelphia will lose nearly 149 million in federal funding under the Read All Article The Sheridan Street Story Posted by Beth Miller Executive Director Since we ve been celebrating our 20th anniversary 2011

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=2&tag=housing%20and%20community%20development (2016-04-24)
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    Development Preliminary design was recognized as a cost effective powerful tool for community development at last week s Reinventing Older Communities a national conference organized by the 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 Miracle on Seventh Street Posted by Linda Dottor Mt Tabor Cyber Village Senior Housing opened its doors with a jubilant ribbon cutting celebration on January 10 The affordable 56 unit apartment Read All Article Meet the Makers of Mt Tabor Cyber Village People call it the Miracle on Seventh Street Between a brownstone church a superblock apartment house and a scattering of rowhomes two North Philadelphia pastors built a 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 Positioning Practice A Conversation with Deborah Gans Deborah Gans is Principal of Deborah Gans Studio and a professor at Pratt Institute and

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=3&tag=housing%20and%20community%20development (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative –
    Park and Hagert Playground Here s a roundup of the latest news about nonprofits and community leaders who are using our design grants as a springboard to success EYES ON THE STREET New Facades for Bull s Eye Darts and The Computer Guy Tacony celebrates 15 refreshed storefronts Fresh paint new lighting and awnings and improvements made one mosaic tile at a time are adding up to give Torresdale Avenue a new look writes Ashely Hahn of Eyes on the Street UNUSUAL SPACES Abandoned Railway Below Philadelphia The late Paul VanMeter walked PBS Digital Studio through one of the greatest architectural spaces ever This stunning footage will build your appreciation for the submerged City Branch The other branch of the future Rail Park the elevated rail line that snakes through the Loft District east of Broad has received funding for the first phaseof development Friends of Hagert Playground Unveil Plans For Renovation When Max Pulcini of The Spirit asked East Kensington s Julius Rivera about Hagert Playground s role in community building he said The playground is a sacred space This is a place where fights shouldn t happen a space that is safe where there aren t needles there

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2014/06/02/news-from-tacony-the-rail-park-and-hagert-playground (2016-04-24)
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    of Design ArchDaily and Tandus Flooring have created an infographic to explain the who what where and how of design for the public good over the last fifty years The infographic is based on the chronology of John Cary with design by ArchDaily s Megan Jett In an answer to the question What is Public Interest Design they say Inherently human centered and participatory public interest design seeks to improve

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2012/06/05/design-for-the-public-good-explained (2016-04-24)
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    beauty means a lot a Flying Kite post by Lee Stabert Reporting on a recent John S and James L Knight Foundation study on how and why people become attached to their communities Lee admits Philadelphia has a hold on me its ancient brick sidewalks corner delis narrow streets and murky rivers It s an innate attachment Maybe even love The Knight Foundation study found aesthetics are a powerful part

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2011/05/11/designs-on-the-soul-of-the-community (2016-04-24)
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    s Legal Immigrants Steve Larson Puentes founder and a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania explains how the clinic goes out on a limb to fill a gap legal immigrants without health care coverage It s not about me writing prescriptions This is an underground health system Jon Hurdle reports Now Dr Larson is seeking financial help to open a 7 000 square foot clinic where in

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2014/02/03/bridges-to-health-filling-a-gap (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative –
    community engagement and development Several of the Collaborative s clients and projects figured in neighborhood news over the past week The Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia presented the Collaborative design concepts to improve bike safety in Philadelphia s neighborhoods to the public bravely choosing South Philly as its first focus Philebrity Bicycle Coalition to take South Philly street redesign public this week Two Collaborative clients Meredith Elementary School and Nebinger Elementary School are working to green up public elementary schoolyards in Queen Village Naked Philly Schoolyards being dolled up in Queen Village Cedar Park Neighbors voiced support of renovation plans for the Apple Storage warehouse on 52nd Street taking its cue from a conceptual master plan for the 4900 to 5100 blocks of Baltimore Avenue by the Collaborative last year University City Review Community response to Apple Storage make over Kelly School and Germantown s Hansberry Garden and Nature Center will be working with the Collaborative to design a sustainable playground and yard space around the school which will improve safety and health WHYY Germantown community gardeners plan to beautify grammar school The review board of the Department of Licenses and Inspection supported the preservation of the Church of the Assumption

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2012/02/06/collaborative-clients-in-the-news (2016-04-24)
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