We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

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

open call

Thursday, March 8, 2012 5PM

New Call for teaching artist for City Studies class on neighborhood change | East Williamsburg | 3-session project We’re seeking a teaching artist to design and implement a 3-session project for high school students at the Lyons Community School in East ... more

launch event

Friday, February 10, 2012 12:20PM

Students from Mr. Sandoval’s 9th Grade U.S. History class who helped to create a “Field Guide to Federalism” presented it to their peers at the Academy of Urban Planning.  To create the booklet students hit the streets of Bushwick with teaching artist ... more

Party, launch event

Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:30PM

On January 19th we celebrated the launch of our new website. Check out photos from the event here.
  • CUP HQ
    232 Third Street #D201
    Brooklyn, NY

talk

Friday, December 16, 2011 3PM

Hester Street Collaborative and the Center for Urban Pedagogy presented a panel discussion about design and social change. We presented models for collaboration between designers and community-based partners that help to engage local residents around planning issues, ... more
  • Pratt Institute
    Higgins Hall North, Room 406
    Brooklyn, NY

sneak peek

Thursday, December 1, 2011 1:18PM

We’ll be going to press soon with our next issue of Making Policy Public. For this one we’re collaborating with designer Jeff Lai and Community Voices Heard. Those mini drafts above are just a sampling of the many iterations the project has been through on its ... more

talk

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7PM

While the effects of public policies can be widespread, the discussion and understanding of these policies are usually not. Center for Urban Pedagogy Executive Director Christine Gaspar visited Van Alen Books to discuss Making Policy Public, a series that pairs advocacy ... more
  • Van Alen Books
    30 West 22nd Street
    New York, NY

launch event, news

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

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

¡No me han pagado!

Public Access Design

¡No me han pagado!

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition