The Center City District (CCD), Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC) and Center City District
Foundation (CCDF) work together to enhance the vitality and competitiveness of Philadelphia’s downtown. In 1991
the business leadership organization CPDC created the CCD business improvement district to deliver daily services
with the goal of making Center City clean and safe. This helped transform Center City into a vibrant 24-hour
downtown, attractive to businesses, residents, students, shoppers and tourists. In addition, the CCD is responsible
for the management of Dilworth, Sister Cities, John F. Collins and Cret Parks, four extraordinary public spaces
in the heart of Center City. CCDF, the charitable affiliate of the CCD, was launched in 2016 to support the next
generation of public space improvements in Center City Philadelphia.