In April 2012 CVDA received an Honor Award from the PA-DE Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for developing “A Plan for Compatible Economic Development of the Middle Schuylkill Region
Recent Lectures: Carter van Dyke presented “Birds - Fish - Bikes and some Historic Sites – or how capitalizing on local assets can lead to economic, social, and environmental sustainability - at the annual TEDx Phoenixville event. The video of the lecture will soon become available. See: http://www.tedxphoenixville.com/
Carter van Dyke recently presented at the Eastern Greenway and D & L Trails Conference on how historic resources can equate cultural tourism and the economic benefits. See: http://www.delawareandlehigh.org/index.php/community-outreach/program/2012-eastern-pennsylvania-greenways-trails-summit/
In May 2012 Mr. van Dyke presented “Planning for Compatible Economic Development to initiate Community Sustainability at the 10th annual Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference in Pocono Manor.
For the 4th year Carter van Dyke participated with the team “Cyclepaths in the MS 150 City to Shore Bike Tour that took place on September 29th-30th 2012. With the help of over 7,500 fellow cyclists, the bike tour raised more than $ 5.1M for research and services for Americans with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The bike tour traversed through southern New Jersey, starting at the PATCO Woodcrest Station and finishing in Ocean City and returning back the next day.
On June 10th Mr. van Dyke participated in the Pat Ytsma bike tour sponsored by Spillman Farmer Architects. Pat was killed riding his bicycle on the bridge crossing the Lehigh River in Bethlehem, PA in December of 2011. He was an avid bicyclist. Carter and Pat had worked closely together on the renovations and new buildings at Bryn Athyn College and the Academy of the New Church. There were over 250 participants to raise funds for Pat’s children.
A new house in Gladwyne no longer looks “brand new after large trees from Halka, High Ridge, and Martin Brooks Rare Plant nurseries were planted last month.
Here are the statistics for the Willow Oak shown hanging from the crane: height about 55 ft, weight about 27,000 lb, root ball diameter of 120 inches. Thanks to everyone who made this happen!
Check-out the Jan/Feb/March 2012 issue of "New American Luxury" page 148 in the Features section for an article about CVDA
CVDA has just started a Vision Plan for the revitalization and sustainability of Dublin Borough, Bucks County, PA. The plan will provide for new land use, circulation and streetscape initiatives that will create a more cohesive and economically sustainable community.
CVDA has just started the “Township Line Road Revitalization Plan for the Abington Township Economic Development Committee. The plan will incorporate a new thematic streetscape enhancement that will provide an exciting brand for the community to foster place making and economic revitalization.
CVDA has been asked to assist Ewing Cole Architects develop a new Milford Campus Master Plan for Bayhealth Medical Center that will be based upon sustainable principals and evidence based design. The plan calls for developing place making to foster quality of life issues within the context of the existing community and the integration of healthy community initiatives.
Recently Completed: Peter R. Fernandez, who is also the President of Bucks Beautiful, a non-profit organization to promote civic beautification through horticulture (for more information:bucksbeautiful.com), was proud to announce in the spring of 2013 that to date over 500,00 daffodil bulbs have been planted along the towpath of Delaware Canal State Park the Route 611 Bypass in Doylestown and along the new Route 202 Parkway.
In April of 2012 CVDA received an Honor Award from the PA-DE Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for developing “A Plan for Compatible Economic Development of the Middle Schuylkill Region
The firm is about to be recognized at the Annual Montgomery Awards for Excellence in Planning and Design for the Glenside Commercial District - economic revitalization and - streetscape enhancements for Cheltenham Township.
CVDA was retained by the Abington Economic Development Committee to develop the "Keswick Phase II Vision Plan". Completed in the fall of 2012, the plan provides for new place making solutions that build upon the success of the first Vision Plan. Recommendations include creative parking solutions, additional streetscape enhancements, wayfinding, and funding mechanism for a future parking garage.