What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Pay Up!

City Studies

Pay Up!

News

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Friday, April 18, 2014 2:38PM

This Earth Day learn about NYC’s water infrastructure with this two-for-one special toolkit. Dive in to The Water Underground, our 33-minute, youth-led film that explores where our water comes from, where it goes, and who is involved in the process. Discover ... more

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 4:54PM

Check out this short video on our Public Access Design program. The video highlights Rent, Rights, and Repairs, a Public Access Design project created through a collaboration of CUP staff, designer Jenny Kutnow, and the Red Hook Community Justice Center.

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CUP’s Vendor Power project was featured in Make_Shift City: Renegotiating the Urban Commons, an English/German book that examines new urban design strategies.

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CUP’s Executive Director, Christine Gaspar, sat down with the online architecture and urbanism publication Urban Omnibus to talk about our What Is Zoning? zoning toolkit and the NYC zoning code. 

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We’re excited and honored to announce that CUP has received three Core 77 Design Awards!

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 7PM

With a new mayor in office are you feeling inspired to participate in city government? Want to get involved in your community but don’t know how? You may have heard of community boards—New York City’s most local form of government—but might be a ... more
  • Anthology Film Archives
    32 2nd Avenue (at Second Street)
    New York, NY
    F to 2nd Avenue

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Friday, January 10, 2014 4PM

How can students have a say in New York City’s public schools? Who makes the big decisions? How do you get access to them? Learn more about the Department of Education’s moving parents with Voice Recognition, a new Urban Investigation created by students from ... more

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 7PM

Jeff Maki, one of the CUP teaching artists who worked on Fast Tracked, our Urban Investigation on the extension of the 7 line, was part of a panel looking at how transportation decisions are made. The panel examined ... more
  • The Old Stone House
    Washington Park,
    Fifth Avenue btwn 3rd & 4th streets
    Park Slope, Brooklyn

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We’re excited and honored to announce that CUP has received a Sappi Ideas that Matter grant to help fund the printing of materials for our forethcoming Zoning Toolkit.

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CUP’s Making Policy Public series is a finalist for Fast Company’s “Innovation By Design” Award.

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We were excited and honored to be part of one of the ten teams selected to participate in HUD’s Rebuild By Design program. CUP was part of an interdisciplinary team lead by Interboro Partners, which created proposals to address Sandy recovery. Find out more at: ... more

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We’re very excited to announce an award from the Graham Foundation for our new Chicago edition of CUP’s Affordable Housing Toolkit.

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Envisioning Development

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

From Cellblock to Your Block

Urban Investigations

From Cellblock to Your Block

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home