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  • Community Design Collaborative –
    keynote speaker to consider ways to enliven vacant sites through temporary installations Belt was inspired by the idea to create a place for people to break glass at a site in Fishtown Working with his design team his firm Macro Sea built a transparent tower box out of plexiglass creating a space to hurl and shatter glass bottles from local bars The glass is then recycled on site Check out

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2010/06/02/getting-smashed-at-glassphemy (2016-04-24)
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    City RIGHT Landscape Park Duisburg Nord Germany photo from Viaduct Greene via Hidden City Following the announcement of VIADUCTGreene as one of the Collaborative s recent service grant recipients Hidden City Philadelphia published two thought provoking posts on the alternate futures for the City Branch of the Reading Viaduct VIADUCTGreene is exploring the potential for a future gardenpark along the City Branch Meanwhile advocates for better transit in Philadelphia argue that the city could miss a big opportunity for a new light rail line serving a dynamic part of Center City In Return the City Branch to Transit as Light Rail Stephen Stofka says There s a clear purpose the route parallels Center City west of Broad and can then angle into it through Callowhill It links destinations such as the Barnes Rodin Art Museum and possibly the Zoo and at the same time links highly walkable neighborhoods like Fairmount and Spring Garden In Make the City Branch Part of a 3 Mile Linear Park Paul vanMeter says Just now and for the near long term future we see telling the story of the city s industrial past and creating access and programming to what already is a great exciting

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2012/06/15/hidden-city-alternate-futures-for-the-city-branch (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative –
    Sites Design Challenge will reveal their solutions for remaking three old industrial sites which seek to honor Philadelphia s industrial heritage while looking toward opportunities that lie ahead Design teams from SMP Architects DIGSAU and Charles Loomis Chariss McAfee Architects tackled three very different projects that can serve as prototypes for bring new industrial sectors into the city The projects include creating space for artisanal industries in an old factory

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2010/05/25/revealing-designs-for-modern-industry (2016-04-24)
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    Read All Article Philadelphia Architecture A Guide to the City The Center for Architecture announces the third edition of Philadelphia Architecture A Guide to the City the most comprehensive book on the architectural treasures of Read All Article Collaborative Intern Angelo Drummond Our interns are always wonderful but it s rare for one to get national coverage Angelo Drummond a 17 year old junior at MetEast High School in Camden N J and a current Read All Article Interim Use Charrette Emboldened by David Belt 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 Looking for fresh food in all the right places Pennsylvania s Fresh Food Financing Initiative is gaining national prominence for funding fresh food retail projects in under served communities and raising the vitality of Read All Article A Teaching Moment Greening Greenfield Greenfield Elementary School picked an instructive day to celebrate the groundbreaking of Greening Greenfield its innovative project to unpave and plant its playground Read All Article Unlocking the Potential of Older Industrial Sites Infill Philadelphia Industrial Sites is becoming part of the public discussion about job

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=2&tag=in%20the%20media (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    charrette design charrette design grants economic development education events housing and community development in the media infill philadelphia non profits open space partnerships preservation religious schoolyards social services sustainability vacant land volunteers Article Shout out to the 100K House Good news for green affordable design The 100 K House is featured in Inga Saffron s latest Changing Skyline column Building a McMini Described by Saffron as the Read All Article Food Access A New Cause for Michelle Obama Last week Michelle Obama s new kitchen garden sparked lots of commentary about fresh produce and the growing sustainable food movement In Fresh Food for Urban Deserts the New Read All Article PennFuture s podcast features the Collaborative The Collaborative s Executive Director Beth Miller was interviewed for PennFuture s bi weekly podcast Voices of Pennsylvania s Future along with leaders from New Kensington Read All Article Green Horizons for Cook Wissahickon School Posted by Linda Dottor Yesterday s column by Philadelphia Inquirer s Monica Yant Kinney s praised the Cook Wissahickon School in Roxborough as a public school success Read All Article Read all about it Looking for something green to read Grid is a free magazine devoted to urban living

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=3&tag=in%20the%20media (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    large city in the United States Philadelphia faces many challenges to the health of our people We have high rates of unemployment and low rates of Read All Article Pop Up Adventure Play Morgan Leichter Saxby has clocked 11 000 miles as co founder of Pop Up Adventure Play She ll be here in Philly on August 12 to lead a workshop and a film screening of The Land Read All Article The Art of Active Play Recaptured Make it easy for families to be active together Build something special and beautiful Don t give us physical activity that feels like exercise This is just some of the Read All Article Sign up for the Play Space Design Competition The Community Design Collaborative and DVAEYC have chosen three real life public sites in Philadelphia a library recreation center and school for our Play Space Design Read All Article Introducing Play Space The Community Design Collaborative is excited to introduce its newest design initiative Play Space Play Space is made possible through a grant from The William Penn Read All Article The Art of Active Play Healthy Play Panel The Collaborative has been looking at play from many angles through its

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=2&tag=infill%20philadelphia (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    Welcomes Greenbuild Two exhibitions one at City Hall and one at the Center for Architecture present Infill Philadelphia Soak It Up this month Stop by to absorb some new ideas and invite Read All Article Design Charrettes Contribute to Sustainability in West Philly In May 2012 the Collaborative s Transforming Urban Schoolyards design charrette invited designers students teachers and parents from Kelly Elementary School in Germantown and Read All Article EPA Briefing A chance to connect it all together The Collaborative participated in a briefing for Bob Perciasepe U S EPA Deputy Administrator hosted by EPA s Mid Atlantic Region on January 21 Our stop on the briefing Read All Article Soak It Up at City Hall Green City Clean Waters Philadelphia s innovative 25 year stormwater management plan will bring green stormwater infrastructure to neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia Read All Article Soak It Up at Grid Alive Thursday July 18 from 6 to 9 pm Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Soak up some free drinks locally grown music and great conversation at Read All Article Philadelphia City Council Approves Land Bank Legislation This year the Collaborative joined the Philly Land Bank Alliance a diverse partnership of allies

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=3&tag=infill%20philadelphia (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    Article Preview Philly s future at the Infill Philadelphia Soak It Up Design Awards Get the flash player here http www adobe com flashplayer There s still time to Soak It Up Take a sneak peek at the Infill Philadelphia Soak It Up finalists above Read All Article Green Day Lea Takes First Step in Transforming Schoolyard Last May the Collaborative AIA Philadelphia Philadelphia Water Department and EPA hosted the Transforming Urban Schoolyards design charrette to rethink Philly s Read All Article Design Competition Reveals New Tools New Directions Read All Article Join Us at the Infill Philadelphia Soak It Up Design Awards The biggest sustainable design event of the year is only one month away Join us on March 7th from 6 to 10 PM to celebrate the participants in our five month Soak It Up Read All Article Urban Remix Design Charrette Recap Get the flash player here http www adobe com flashplayer On November 16 2012 the Urban Remix Design Charrette and Reveal brought together nearly one hundred people Read All Article Announcing the Infill Philadelphia Soak It Up Winners The Infill Philadelphia Soak It Up design competition challenged architects landscape architects engineers and other sustainability professionals

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=4&tag=infill%20philadelphia (2016-04-24)
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