Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

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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

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

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

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Public Access Design

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Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

What You Need To Know About ACS

Making Policy Public

What You Need To Know About ACS