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  • Community Design Collaborative –
    clothesline and recycled water bottles Repurpose was part of a series of public programs created to complement the Into the Open an exhibition that encourages community activism through design and featured a series of events in Philadelphia this summer both inside and outside museum walls The Community Design Collaborative is the public programming partner The Architects Newspaper Blog recently featured an article about Repurpose read it here The event took

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2009/09/01/reimagining-vacant-land-at-repurpose (2016-04-24)
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    realtors architects environmental groups and anti blight organizations The Philly Land Bank Alliance got real results On December 12 the Philadelphia s City Council unanimously approved legislation to create the Philadelphia Land Bank The new land bank represents major reform of the city s broken system for putting vacant properties back into productive use Philadelphians who have been plagued by vacant properties in their neighborhoods will soon have a powerful tool in the Philadelphia Land Bank The land bank will make it easier and quicker for individuals community groups small businesses community development corporations and market rate developers to turn vacant blighted properties into vibrant usable spaces says Rick Sauer Executive Director of the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporation The Collaborative has helped many nonprofits and neighborhoods to rethink redesign and reuse vacant properties We re looking forward to working with more communities as they unlock the opportunities of vacant land and buildings Become an informed advocate for vacant land redevelopment Here are some key things to know about the new Philadelphia Land Bank helpfully summarized by PACDC The Land Bank will Hold nearly 10 000 publicly owned properties Have the power to efficiently acquire tax delinquent properties Be

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2013/12/13/philadelphia-city-council-approves-land-bank-legislation (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative –
    then scale up Why temporary reuse What s the point Temporary use is a way to showcase real estate and show that a property has value and is appealing It leaves people with a happy memory of that place Plus it s fun Temporary use also provides a form of social capital and addresses fragmentation in distressed cities by creating a portable place of inclusion Pop Up City sometimes creates these moments of inclusions although it can t permanently solve social problems But for a day people are going outside of their comfort zone and interacting with different people Temporary use is a good way to get community engagement because people don t get just drawings People can understand better when they actually experience and see something It also provides a way to touch more people How do you bring together diverse groups of people and use design to be inclusive Part of attracting different people is about programming and getting people in the community interested For an event in Cleveland we brought in a group of high school Double Dutch performers which attracted kids in the neighborhood and then their mothers eventually came out Building relationships takes effort and you have to make people feel specifically invited Put yourself in their shoes Design tends to be elite and we need to get over that like finding funny and embarrassing things For Leap Night we wore bear suits What lessons have you learned from your work Cities do not have to obliterate natural processes instead we need to integrate human systems with natural systems We could tie land use to water and natural hydrology and coordinate development with infrastructure and transport Philly is leading the nation in stormwater management and if they can show and quantify how green infrastructure improves

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2009/10/20/positioning-practice-terry-schwarz-and-pop-up-city (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative –
    an environmental and economic issue and explore ways to rejuvenate abandoned spaces Panelists will address potential reuses for empty space tensions between temporary and permanent use and best practices Beth Miller the Collaborative s executive director will be moderating a panel of experts that includes Terry Gillen Executive Director of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and Dan Kildee Treasurer of Genesee County Michigan Kildee was instrumental in creating the Genesee County

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2009/09/11/urban-sustainability-forum-to-address-vacant-land (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative –
    not for profit projects part of the project mix is a core value of the firm Dick adds A lifelong belief in community design Community design was always part of my belief system says Dick His involvement began when he was 19 when he volunteered with The People s Workshop in New Brunswick NJ while he was an undergraduate at Princeton University His involvement in the Collaborative came a little later at the prompting of Collaborative co founder and former BWA staff member Dan Garofalo Dan suggested that I start by going to design reviews and that led to the firm s first project Dick was already volunteering on his community s land use and planning and teaching second year students at Drexel University Busy with two newborns a son and a design firm Dick recalls I turned and looked in the direction of the Collaborative and saw huge communities that were not being served at all I had to ask myself What s the best most rewarding use of my spare time So I shifted emphasis He initially participated in design reviews the Collaborative s peer reviews of projects in progress largely in support of young professionals I found I could get some of the satisfaction I received from teaching from the committee work That first step led to many others Dick has been a member of the Collaborative s Board since 2005 and has led the Design Services Committee since 2010 He understands the Collaborative s impact We re benefiting people by creating a better environment Mt Tabor Cyber Village A Design Grant led to an invitation to join the design and development team Volunteering as a firm BWA has volunteered on a long list of projects through the Collaborative including a new rowhouse prototype for Project HOME

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2016/02/02/finding-the-right-balance-collaborative-co-chair-richard-winston (2016-04-24)
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    1st 2016 Share this Volunteers Look who volunteered in 2015 Many thanks to the 340 individuals who volunteered their time skills and enthusiasm in 2015 by engaging communities working on design teams reviewing projects guiding special events and initiatives and leading through the board and advisory council We couldn t strengthen neighborhoods through design without their help Find out who volunteered in 2015 Strengthening Neighborhoods Through Design About Our Work

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2016/02/01/look-who-volunteered-in-2015 (2016-04-24)
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    Grants for Blaine Academics Plus East Passyunk Business Improvement District and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Julie earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Clemson University and a Master of Architecture from McGill University An often overlooked but highly positive aspect of the Collaborative process is the education component that happens throughout the design Clients often come to the Collaborative without prior knowledge of the steps involved in the design process Julie Bush ASLA Kevin Gray is Director of Real Estate Development for New Kensington Community Development Corporation where he has spearheaded real estate planning and development for 25 million in community development including affordable housing mixed use adaptive reuse and brownfields development Previously he was Vice President with Citi Community Capital the community development lending and investment group of Citigroup Kevin has been a member of the Collaborative s Governance Committee since 2014 Kevin has also served as the Board Chairman for the South of South Neighborhood Association He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University and a Master of Urban Planning from New York University As a community development professional my desire has always been to play a role in effecting positive change in communities I ve been fortunate to witness firsthand the impact of working with the Collaborative and I value the resources they provide to help promote neighborhood revitalization Kevin Gray Carol Horne Penn is a Vice President with Clemens Construction Company where she is part of the senior leadership team responsible for marketing business and real estate development and relationship management In 2014 she received the Woman of Distinction Award from the Barristers Association of Philadelphia Previously Carol was Deputy Director of Community Legal Services where she first worked with the Collaborative on the conceptual plan for the firm s North Philadelphia Law Center She is on the board of the Fairmount Parks Conservancy and has been a member of the Collaborative s Resource Development and Communications Committee since 2014 Carol is a graduate of Boston College Law School and received her Bachelor s in Business Administration from Drexel University I have a high regard for the importance of the Collaborative having worked for an organization that was able to leverage its work into the fruition of a wonderful new building Carol Horne Penn Sally Harrison and Scott Page have joined the Advisory Council The Community Design Collaborative welcomes Sally Harrison and Scott Page to its Advisory Council which includes over 40 advisors from diverse fields pertaining to community design and development Sally Harrison AIA is Associate Professor of Architecture at Temple University s Tyler School of Art Director of The Urban Workshop and a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Communities She teaches urban design social impact design and urban theory and has published widely on those topics Sally is a founding member of the Collaborative helping to develop the community design center following a successful AIA Regional Urban Design Assistance Team initiative she co organized in 1990 Sally has served

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2016/02/01/five-new-leaders-for-board-and-advisory-council (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    come to one of our Design Grant Review meetings you re likely to find architect Jeffrey Brummer around the table Jeff is a co chair of this committee which meets twice Read All Article Leila Hamroun Finding the Future in the Past As a preservationist architect and Algerian immigrant Leila Hamroun has devoted her life to learning about the history and identity of places For her the challenge is how Read All Article Salt and the practice of landscape architecture How does a volunteer stint with the Israeli army lead to a career in landscape architecture Just ask Sara Pevaroff Schuh an energetic landscape architect and volunteer with the Read All Article PA Neighborhood Restoration Act Intern architect and Community Design Collaborative volunteer Lea Oxenhandler spoke at a recent press conference announcing the PA Neighborhood Restoration Act This new Read All Article Erica Sollberger Many ways to get involved 2014 Erica Sollberger sitting in the beautiful and newly renovated Twentieth Century Club laughs when asked about what she does as director of Parks and Recreation for the Read All Article Inspired from many angles Architect Michael Spain has contributed his design expertise to several Collaborative projects including one of our

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=2&tag=volunteers (2016-04-24)
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