School of Community Resources and Development

411 N. Central Ave. Suite 550

Phoenix, AZ 85004-0685

Mail Code 4020

P (602) 496-0550

F (602) 496-0953

For more information about our work, please contact Dr. Richard Knopf (mailto:

Our mission is to inspire and empower citizens of all ages to engage in continuous learning, which - through conversations and synchronized action with neighbors and organizations - builds relationships, counters social challenges, and increases quality of life in communities in the United States and around the world.

project spotlight:

Redfields to Greenfields is a nation-wide initiative to transform vacant lots in major American cities into a financially-sustainable and resident-friendly open spaces. PCD collaborated with the Speedwell Foundation, the City of Phoenix, and Virginia Tech on plans to strengthen the provision of parks and connectors in Phoenix.