What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Launch event

launch event

Sunday, August 16, 2015 1:30PM

One in 4 children who live in the Bronx has asthma. Why are there such high asthma rates in the Bronx? Is it something in the air? What triggers asthma? What is the cost of living with asthma? In our latest City Studies, CUP collaborated with The Bronx Museum of the Arts and ... more

launch event

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 7PM

The future of manufacturing in NYC has been in the news frequently in the past year. With the rising price of land and the mayor’s push for affordable housing throughout the city, the future of manufacturing districts is uncertain. What would happen to industrial areas ... more

launch event

On May 1st, CUP launched Healthy Salons For All, a multilingual (English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Nepali) guide for nail salon workers and their customers. A Making Policy Public collaboration of CUP, Adhikaar, and designers Welcome Workshop, the fold-out poster ... more

launch event

On Thursday, April 30th, we launched Your Guide to Welfare in NYC, a Making Policy Public collaboration of CUP, the Safety Net Project (SNP), and design team All Other Services. CUP and SNP held a press conference with NYC’s Human Resources Administration (HRA), the ... more

launch event

Monday, February 9, 2015 7PM

The New York City Council passes laws and approves the city budget. But, as important as their role is, few people know how the City Council actually works. How does it make decisions? And how can you interact with it? In this latest Urban ... more

launch event

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 7PM

Last year, two developments in NYC received an avalanche of media attention for their use of separate entrances for market-rate tenants and affordable housing tenants—what some called the “poor door.” Where did the “poor door” come ... more

launch event

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 7PM

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 ... more

launch event

On June 10th, 2014 students from Lyons Community School presented “Level Up”

launch event

On June 11th, 2014 students from the Academy of Urban Planning in Bushwick presented “Mean Streets”

launch event

On June 10th, 2014 students from International Community High School in the Bronx presented “Food Stamped”

launch event

On June 16th, 2014 students from the Academy of Urban Planning in Bushwick presented “Happy Meals?”

launch event, news

Thursday, June 12, 2014 7PM

Did you know that over 400,000 New Yorkers live in public housing?The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is the largest public housing authority in North America. Operating since the 1930’s, the buildings are getting old and need repairs. In the past, NYCHA ... more

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

We care!

Making Policy Public

We care!

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Making Policy Public

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip