My ID

City Studies

My ID

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

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Our Fall Youth Education projects are in full swing! CUP is collaborating with students across NYC to investigate social justice ranging from who is impacted by fare evasion, to the uses of facial recognition technology. By interviewing key stakeholders, conducting ... more

open call

As a CUP intern, you’ll assist with several projects and learn about CUP’s methods for using design to meet community needs.

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Join CUP in fighting fear – and fighting for justice – today and throughout 2020.

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We’re so excited to announce our latest Public Access Design jury, who will help us select our first Public Access Design collaborations for 2020! 

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We’re honored to announce our upcoming Public Access Design collaboration! This fall, CUP is collaborating with the Immigrant Defense Project and designer Melisa Tekin on a guide that explains the rights of non-US citizens who come ... more

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Landlords resorting to harassment and other tactics to push out long-term or low-income tenants is nothing new in New York City. But now, it’s illegal. We just launched a PSA to help tenants understand their rights under this new program.

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What does a PB&J sandwich have to do with project-based learning?

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We’re thrilled to announce our latest Public Access Design jury who will help select the 2020 Public Access Design Fellows! This year we are joined by Leila Taylor, Josh Cochran, Malika Conner, and Jeanne Ortiz-Ortiz (clockwise, from top left).

open call

Calling all advocates and organizers!

launch event

On October 10, 2019 students from the Red Hook Community Justice Center presented their latest investigation, Swept Up, at Mayday Space.

launch event

On October 24, 2019 students from New Settlement at CMSP 327 presented Snack Attack at BronxNet.

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Thank you to all who came out to our Annual Benefit on October 3rd! Nearly 300 designers, artists, community advocates, and urban enthusiasts came together to celebrate CUP and our community partners. The energy in the room was so inspiring and we’re honored to be ... more

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

We care!

Making Policy Public

We care!