Community Centers

The Grotao Community Center

Interdisciplinarity and the Equitable City

On Urban-Think Tank, a design firm working at the intersection of architecture and urbanism to further environmental justice.

April 28, 2014 - Anna Bergren Miller

Preserving Weeksville, The First Community of Free, Black Americans

Three buildings have survived from Weeksville, despite being located in bustling Brooklyn. A $32 million museum and community center will open next summer at the site.

December 2, 2010 - Fast Company

Community Development Through Pie

A new community kitchen and pie-baking program in small town Alabama is trying to help a struggling and impoverished area rebound.

October 12, 2010 - The New York Times

Connecting the Museum With the Community

Museums are transitioning from niche cultural sites to community hubs, and expanding their engagement with their cities.

July 23, 2009 - Christian Science Monitor

Rebirth Through Art in Abandoned Detroit

This piece from NPR looks at what artists are doing in Detroit to snatch up abandoned homes and convert them into community centers and art spaces.

March 24, 2009 - NPR

A New Community Center in Brooklyn, With New Ideas

Architect George Ranalli's new Saratoga Avenue Community Center attempts to redefine the form by focusing on permanence and design.

January 15, 2009 -

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