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City Studies

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Immigrants & NY

Making Policy Public

Immigrants & NY

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

Pay Up!

City Studies

Pay Up!

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

News

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CUP is honored to be listed in the Public Interest Design 100 with so many other great people and organizations. 

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We’re honored to be a recipient of the 2012 Curry Stone Design Prize. The prize, which highlights social design pioneers, was awarded to CUP and four other groups at a ceremony held in November at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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Making Policy Public is hitting the subway! Our fracking project with Damascus Citizens for Sustainability and Papercut is coming to a platform near you! Thanks to the generous support of Sappi Ideas That Matter, we’ve been able to bring the poster we’ve ... more

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New York City has public high schools with every imaginable theme, a dizzying array of application requirements, and charter schools galore. Choosing from one of NYC’s over 400 public high schools can be a real task. How do you decide where you go to school? And ... more

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“Know Your Lines,” our issue of Making Policy Public breaking down the political redistricting process was called out as a notable project in this year’s Core77 Design Awards. Two separate juries, one in the Visual Communication category and one in the ... more

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CUP is pleased to launch Public Access Design – our new series of multimedia projects that use design to make complex urban issues accessible to the New Yorkers most affected by them.

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Check out this amazing look inside the Participatory Budgeting (PB) process from Bill Moyers. CUP helped to create outreach and voting materials for PB in NYC and is excited to be a part of next year’s expanded PB process.  To see the projects that were selected ... more

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CUP’s Making Policy Public project on street vendor rights was featured in designer and author Andrew Shea’s new book, “Designing for Social Change.”

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Are YOU ready to decide how to spend millions of taxpayer dollars? Voting is now underway for Participatory Budgeting in NYC! Anyone 18 or older who lives in one of the participating districts can help decide how to spend millions of dollars on community projects – and ... more
  • Visit pbnyc.org for more info about how to vote and what’s on the ballot.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 12PM

On November 10, CUP presented our Urban Investigation “Power Trip” to a buzzing group of Queens high schoolers. The project —a collaboration between CUP, CUP teaching artist Samantha Contis, and students from Aviation High School— asked “where ... more
  • Queens Public Library, Broadway Branch
    40-20 Broadway
    Long Island City, NY

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Thursday, August 11, 2011 10AM

The Rockefeller Foundation has selected CUP as one of the recipients of this year’s Cultural Innovation Fund Grants! The grant will allow CUP to develop a new program that helps communitiy organizations access design services to demystify complex policy and planning ... more

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Monday, June 28, 2010 12PM

CUP’s What Is Affordable Housing? guidebook was recently selected by AIGA, a professional association for graphic designers, for its “50 Books/50 Covers of 2009,” a traveling exhibition that honors outstanding book and cover design.

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Is College For Me?

Public Access Design

Is College For Me?

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good