Transforming Urban Schoolyards: Design Charrette and Public Presentation :: Community Design Collaborative Blog
The design charrette portion sold out but there will be a public presentation of the designs today from 4:00-5:30 at the Center for Architecture at 1218 Arch Street. Charrette participants are also live tweeting using #infillsoakitupJoin us for Transforming Urban Schoolyards on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Co-hosted by the Community Design Collaborative, AIA Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Water Department, this design charrette will explore how we can create greener, more sustainable schoolyards in Philadelphia.
Transforming Urban Schoolyards will focus on two Philadelphia public schools: Lea Elementary School in West Philadelphia and Kelly Elementary School in Germantown. In the process of brainstorming ideas for Lea and Kelly Schools, the charrette will generate design models for greening schoolyards throughout the city.
Why this is important:
New partnership will green Philly schoolyards and rec centers
South Philly school, surrounding neighborhood get $400,000 grant to improve stormwater management