Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

News

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Saturday, May 30, 2015 12PM

On Saturday, May 30th, CUP conducted its Sewer In A Suitcase workshop at the New Museum’s 2015 Ideas City Festival! Thousands of visitors visited our tent on the Bowery and learned about the hidden workings of NYC’s water infrastructure.

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From May through June 2015, more than 300 locations in the New York subway system featured CUP’s poster that helps rent-stabilized tenants understand and act on their rights. The poster provided information in English, Spanish, and Chinese on how to challenge ... more

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As part of a new feature on CUP collaborators, we asked Kevin and Joel from All Other Services to tell us a little bit more about themselves and about working on a CUP project.

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The Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects and Design With Benefits have chosen CUP to receive a MAKINGOODESIGN Award, which recognizes socially conscious design. Come celebrate with us and the other winners—Design Trust ... more

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Nail salon technicians work hard to keep New York City looking great. But many are recent immigrants unfamiliar with their labor rights and how to protect their health in the workplace. 

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We’re excited and honored to announce that the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded CUP with a grant for 2015-16! The grant will support CUP’s Making Policy Public program, which uses art and design to make public policy accessible for everyone. Each ... more

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How can public interest design organizations ensure that their day-to-day internal operations reflect their values? Christine Gaspar, CUP’s Executive Director, and Jess Zimbabwe, Executive Director of the Rose Center for Public Leadership at ULI, shed light on the ... more

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Monday, March 23, 2015 11:38AM

Public housing residents and advocates, from groups like Community Voices Heard and Real Affordability for All, showed up in large numbers in Albany, N.Y. on Monday, March 16th, 2015. The groups rallied, using our We Are Public Housing poster as a call to action, ... more

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As part of a new feature on CUP collaborators, we asked Jonathan Jackson and Sarah Nelson Jackson from WeShouldDoItAll, a New York City-based design team, to tell us a little bit more about themselves and their thoughts on working on a CUP project.

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CUP’s Executive Director, Christine Gaspar, is part of Design for Equity, a group of design and social justice leaders that are promoting a focus on equity in the field of public interest design. Over the next few weeks, the group will be contributing a series of ... more

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CUP is pleased to announce our Making Policy Public collaborations for 2015! We will work with four groups of inspiring designers and advocates to break down complex policy issues so that more people can be involved in the decision-making impacting their ... more

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Friday, December 19, 2014 2:02PM

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Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight