Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines
    • Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 7pm

Urban Investigation Final Presentation

Urban Investigation Final Presentation

 

 

With a record 54,667 homeless people in New York City today, there is a serious need for shelters in the city. The Department of Homeless Services has to open up shelters on a regular basis to keep up with the demand for a safe place to sleep. But who decides where homeless shelters go? And why are some boroughs taking on more shelters than others?

CUP and teaching artist Patrick Rowe tackled this question with a group of public high school students from College Now at Hostos Community College. Our latest Urban Investigation explores the decision-making process for siting homeless shelters in New York City. The students interviewed a Community Board District Manager, a City Council Member, representatives from an advocacy group, and the Department of Homeless Services. They share their findings in a collage-tastic poster.

Our project debuted at the renowned Bronx Museum where students discussed their creative process and distributed free copies of the poster.

 

Wednesday, August 27 at 7 pm

Bronx Museum
1040 Grand Concourse 

Bronx, New York
D or B trains to the 167th Street station, 4 train to the 161th Street/Yankee Stadium station.

Free and open to the public. All attendees receive a free copy of the poster. RSVP here by Tuesday, August 26 at 5 pm to reserve your spot.

This project was made possible by the CUNY College Now program. Additional support was provided by Deutsche Bank and public funds from the Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism