The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

What is Asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is Asylum?

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

launch event

Monday, June 25, 2012 6:45PM

Where does NYC’s electricity come from? People were buzzing about the debut public presentation of Power Trip, CUP’s Urban Investigation about New York City’s electricity infrastructure. To get to the power source, CUP, teaching artist ... more
  • Anthology Film Archives
    32 2nd Avenue (at 2nd St)
    New York, NY
    F to 2nd Avenue

talk, exhibit

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7PM

On June 19, 2012 CUP’s Valeria Mogilevich and former Urban Investigation particpant Daniel Linton joined representatives from The Trust for Public Land and Groundswell in conversation. The discussion, the final in conjunction with the ... more
  • The Old Stone House at Washington Park, 336 3rd Street (between 4th and 5th Aves), 2nd floor Brooklyn, NY

launch event

On June 8th, 2012 students from the Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice in Borough Park presented “Boom Town.” For this City Studies project 9th graders in an English Language Arts class worked with CUP teaching artist Ellie Irons to look at noise issues ... more

talk

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 1:30PM

CUP’s Executive Director, Christine Gaspar, gathered with a host of other design thinkers and storytellers to speak about the power of art and design in shaping engaged public participation. The salon was part of the Fort Greene, Brooklyn TEDx series and brought ... more

open call

CUP is pleased to announce that we’re taking on new school partners for our 2013 Urban Investigations. Urban Investigations are CUP’s afterschool programs that give young people the tools to investigate their communities, and use art and design to create ... more

news

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.

news

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

open call

Monday, May 7, 2012 5PM

CUP is seeking a teaching artist assistant to collaborate on an Urban Investigation in the Bronx this summer. CUP’s intensive project-based curricula enable students to explore fundamental questions about how the city works, through collaborative research and ... more

news

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.”

news

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.

launch event

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 7PM

Will you be ready if a disaster strikes? What about your neighborhood? Who’s responsible for making a plan for your community? While government officials have a city-wide plan, and plenty of advice to share with individuals, there’s not much out there on ... more
  • the American Red Cross in Greater New York
    520 West 49th St (between 10th & 11th Aves)
    New York, NY

open call

Thursday, March 15, 2012 5PM

CUP is seeking a graphic designer to collaborate on our “Make Your Own Urban Investigation” guide. Urban Investigations are experiential youth education programs that use collaborative research and design to enable high school students to explore fundamental ... more

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos