Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone
    • 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.

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Envisioning Development

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage