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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    1 1 million grant from the John S and James L Knight Foundation to renovate its warehouse in Kensington as a LEED Silver Read All Article Green Walls and More for Dickinson Square Posted by Linda Dottor The dedicated members of Friends of Dickinson Square regularly pick up litter and tend the park s 25 fledgling shade trees But in 2007 the group Read All Article Projects In Progress Logan CDC Cicely Peterson Magnum the Executive Director of Logan CDC recently updated us on the CDC s work with the Community Design Collaborative via a press release sharing the Read All Article Catch Up with Our Clients Nonprofits take many steps and different paths as they move through preliminary design to construction Recent updates from several of our clients reflect the stages in that Read All Article Julian Abele Park Ribbon Cutting Posted by Haley Loram Named in honor of the architect Julian Abele Philadelphia s first new public park in over a decade began as a Collaborative project to reclaim a vacant 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

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=6&tag=non%20profits (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    and community development in the media infill philadelphia non profits open space partnerships preservation religious schoolyards social services sustainability vacant land volunteers 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 Miracle on Seventh Street Posted by Linda Dottor Mt Tabor Cyber

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=7&tag=non%20profits (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative –
    Frankford he has been partnering with Frankford CDC to make Frankford a place where people make things again just in a different economy Lots of those old buildings are vacant A good number are now seeing new life but not many close to the El says Ian Destination Philadelphia is re engaging Philadelphians with the blocks bordering Frankford Avenue Projects like the pop up park and pop up gallery are making them visible even from the El Our excellent volunteer team led by Alexa Bosse used a bold bright pink for key elements of the park Loops of hot pink shade cloth will crisscross the sky Pink paths of pink artificial turf will traverse the lot The loops will contain lighting activated by the sound of passing trains Moveable cubes covered in pink artificial turf can be reconfigured to fit any community event an art show a movie screening an open air market or a concert Plywood platforms will provide perches for sitting reclining play and performances Plus the park will provide an engaging place to enjoy new wall murals by Cesar Viveros Think Pink Think Permanent Kim Washington of Frankford CDC explains Margaret Orthodox is our busiest corner She

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2014/07/01/frankford-pause (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    for Azavea s 2014 Summer of Maps Summer of Maps is a three month long fellowship that gives student GIS Read All Article GivingTuesday GREENING SCHOOLYARDS The Community Design Collaborative is participating in GivingTuesday The donation you make to the Collaborative on Tuesday December 3 to kick off the giving season will Read All Article Tiny But Titanic Titan Park is a remnant of a classic 70 s pocket park It occupies less than 1 000 square feet at the corner of Titan and Howard Streets in South Philadelphia s Pennsport Read All Article Putting the Green Back in Bainbridge Bainbridge Street between 3rd and 5th Streets has shape shifted over the past century reflecting each generation s idea about what the city needed a public market a formal Read All Article Good Green News from Nonprofit Clients It s harvest time Four nonprofit clients report that they ve reached key milestones in projects to add green spaces in their neighborhoods Cook Wissahickon School Read All Article More Nature More Color for Hagert Street Playground When members of a community task force were asked what made Hagert Street Playground an unsuccessful space they describes it as uninviting and dull not

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=2&tag=open%20space (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    Collaborative is working with Friends of Bainbridge Green on a conceptual design for the stretch of Bainbridge Street between 3rd and 5th Streets Originally home to a Read All Article Meet Our Clients Lisa Armstrong Greening Greenfield Architect and Greenfield Elementary School school parent Lisa Armstrong was pretty forward thinking in 2005 when she approached the Community Design Collaborative for a Read All Article Cutting the Ribbon to a Renewed Neighborhood Park We always love a ribbon cutting In 2009 the Collaborative worked with the Wissahickon Neighbors Civic Association on a conceptual plan to renovate its underutilized 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 Meet Our Clients Patty Wilson Aden Patty Wilson Aden is Vice President of Operations for the African American Museum in Philadelphia which collects and preserves art and artifacts and interprets the history and Read All Article Continuous and Connective A vision for the City Branch The City Branch is the underground cousin of the Reading Terminal Viaduct Branching off from the viaduct at Noble and 13th

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=3&tag=open%20space (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    an innovative way to enhance learning and play Locally the City of Philadelphia has embraced green schoolyards as a Read All Article Park ing Day Preview and Party The number of parks in Philly will jump on Park ing Day when parks will pop up throughout the city On Friday September 16 Philadelphia will once again be part of this Read All Article Transforming Urban Schoolyards Design Charrette and Public Presentation Rendering by Studio Gaea Join us for Transforming Urban Schoolyards on Thursday May 10 2012 at the Center for Architecture 1218 Arch Street Co hosted by the Community Read All Article Digging Dickinson Square Construction for Dickinson Square has begun With hulking dying sycamore trees and buildings pathways and other infrastructure last renovated in the 70s Dickinson Square 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 Meet Our Clients Craig Ablin Wissahickon Neighbors Civic Association Craig Ablin is a member of Wissahickon Neighbors Civic Association and passionate champion for Wissahickon Neighbors Park Craig met up with us recently

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=4&tag=open%20space (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    with curious people meeting PARK ing Day participants 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 Julian Abele Park Ribbon Cutting Posted by Haley Loram Named in honor of the architect Julian Abele Philadelphia s first new public park in over a decade began as a Collaborative project to reclaim a vacant 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 land in Philadelphia The forum entitled No Vacancy Re imagining Vacant Land in Read All Article Catch Up with Our Clients Nonprofits take many steps and different paths as they move through preliminary design to construction Recent updates from several of our clients reflect the stages in that 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 Reimagining Vacant Land

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=5&tag=open%20space (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative –
    senior vice president of GSK as he kicked off the awards ceremony There s a connection between your health and the community you live in GSK recognized the winners of the 2014 GSK IMPACT Awards for the Greater Philadelphia region during a ceremony at GSK s facility at The Philadelphia Navy Yard Beth Miller executive director of the Collaborative says The award recognizes the impact of the Collaborative s design grants We re proud of our volunteer design professionals and their contributions to a more active green and healthy city Along with the pleasure of receiving the award we got to meet the other Philadelphia based nonprofit recipients and talk about our unique and interlocking roles Along with the Collaborative 2014 GSK IMPACT Award winners included After School Activities Partnerships The Center for Grieving Children Gearing Up A Nonprofit Corporation Graduate Network Inc the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Philadelphia Youth Network Inc University City District and Philadelphia Youth for Change Follow our design grants from idea to review to report to results through the photoss by GSK s Alan Nilsen Get the flash player here http www adobe com flashplayer A Healthier Philadelphia Today s winners show us what it means and what it takes to build a healthier greater Philadelphia area said Katie Loovis Director US Community Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement GSK Much of what influences our health happens outside the doctor s office in our communities Community factors such as access to healthy foods and recreational spaces and the support of families and social networks undeniably contribute to our health The GSK IMPACT Awards recognize nonprofit organizations with sustainable programs that address these critical community factors In Philadelphia the GSK IMPACT Awards are presented in partnership with United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Partnering with GSK

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2014/12/02/collaborative-receives-gsk-impact-award (2016-04-24)
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