Memphis Street Academy Design Charrette: Help Envision a Plan for the Schoolyard

On March 26, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Memphis Street Academy (2950 Memphis Street), NKCDC and Temple University’s Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) will be partnering to host a design charrette for the schoolyard at Memphis Street Academy.


2950 Memphis Street: Location of schoolyard at Memphis Street Academy

The CSC and NKCDC have formed a partnership for this project, sponsored by EPA’s Urban Small Waters Grant program (2014-2016).  The charrette will involve a short presentation by Temple University faculty followed by a small-group interactive design activity for the site, focusing on recreational spaces and stormwater management.

The event will conclude with each group presenting their vision for the schoolyard.  Participants will discuss the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure, and play a vital role in transforming the schoolyard into recreational and community assets.  A professionally designed conceptual site plan will be developed following the charrette, based on participants’ ideas and visions for the schoolyard.

This is a free public event – both materials for the design activities and food will be provided.

RSVPs are required by February 26, 2015.  Please email with your contact information to be added to the guest list.


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