Collaborative’s New Book

More and more, community leaders and design professionals are working together to shape the quality of life in our neighborhoods. The Collaborative has served as a catalyst for that collaboration and change. Our new book, Leverage: Strengthening Neighborhoods through Design, tells the story.

Here’s what readers and reviewers are saying:

Leverage argues for an ongoing commitment to community design while aiming to capture Philadelphia’s ‘planning moment’.” Harris Steinberg, Penn Praxis

Leverage celebrates… the community design revolution that is taking root in major cities across the United States.” Philadelphia Weekly

“… a valuable resource of concrete and realistic examples of how communities can begin fixing their neighborhoods today.” Hidden City Philadelphia

“Neighborhood residents have been excited and empowered by seeing what can be, instead of what was.” Deborah McColloch, Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community Development

“… beautifully designed new publication [that] showcases… the role of designers as advocates and policymakers, the future of design activism, and how the Collaborative has contributed…” John Cary, Public Interest Design

Have you purchased your copy yet?
Leverage: Strengthening Neighborhoods through Design is available through Distributed Art Publishers and, or can be purchased locally at the AIA Philadelphia Bookstore & Design Center, 1218 Arch Street.