What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs
    • Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 7pm
    • The New School
      Bark Room
      2 West 13th Street, 1st Floor
      New York, New York
      N/Q/R/L/4/5/6 to Union Sq

Debut of Up Closed and Personal

Debut of _Up Closed and Personal_

There are a lot of schools in New York City. Some doing well. Others... not so well. What happens to these schools? When can a faltering school be salvaged and when should it be shuttered? How does the Department of Education make decisions about what schools get closed? What does 'doing well' even mean? And who decides?

To get answers to these questions, a group of students from College Now at Hostos Community College in the Bronx worked with CUP staff and teaching artist Vivianne Njoku. They interviewed parents, advocates, and representatives from the Department of Education to get a variety of perspectives. They created Up Closed and Personal, a short film that examines this thorny issue and looks at the decision-making process for closing schools.

Students debuted their work on October 29th sharing their experiences investigating school closings through film and interviews. They were also joined in conversation by Pamela Wheaton from Insideschools.

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?