What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Launch event

launch event

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 6PM

On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014, CUP staff and Teachers Unite’s Sally Lee and Lisa Donlan presented for the first time Schools Are Us, our latest Making Policy Public poster, at a community meeting of the Brooklyn Brownstone School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

launch event

On Sunday, March 9th, 2014 over 15 CUP volunteers and members from CAAAV’s Chinatown Tenants Union helped to distribute copies of our new Making Policy Public poster “Rent Regulation Rights” in Chinatown’s Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

launch event, news

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 7PM

With a new mayor in office are you feeling inspired to participate in city government? Want to get involved in your community but don’t know how? You may have heard of community boards—New York City’s most local form of government—but might be a ... more
  • Anthology Film Archives
    32 2nd Avenue (at Second Street)
    New York, NY
    F to 2nd Avenue

launch event, news

Friday, January 10, 2014 4PM

How can students have a say in New York City’s public schools? Who makes the big decisions? How do you get access to them? Learn more about the Department of Education’s moving parents with Voice Recognition, a new Urban Investigation created by students from ... more

Party, launch event, workshop

On November 20th, 2013, CUP launched What Is Zoning? the second in our series of Envisioning Development Toolkits, with a party and four days of hands-on community workshops. Zoning law regulates land use across the city and shapes buildings, blocks, and whole neighborhoods. ... more
  • 155D East Broadway
    New York, NY

launch event

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 7PM

There are a lot of schools in New York City. Some doing well. Others… not so well. What happens to these schools? When can a faltering school be salvaged and when should it be shuttered? How does the Department of Education make decisions about what schools get closed? ... more
  • The New School
    Bark Room
    2 West 13th Street, 1st Floor
    New York, New York
    N/Q/R/L/4/5/6 to Union Sq

launch event

Saturday, October 5, 2013 3PM

What is the role of a museum today? A place for quiet contemplation? A giant fun house? A really artsy mall? Museums are wildly diverse in their sizes, annual operating budgets, missions, and their urban context. This summer 15 public high school students from across the ... more
  • Dia:Chelsea
    535 W 22nd Street, 5th Floor
    New York
    C/E trains to 23rd Street

launch event

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7PM

Every restaurant in New York has a grade. Lots of people decide where to eat based on those grades but what do they really mean? Where do they come from? Students from Lyons Community School worked with CUP teaching artist Leigh Davis to go behind the letters. They ... more
  • Colors Restaurant
    417 Lafayette Street
    New York, NY
    N/R to 8th St-NYU, 6 to Astor Pl

launch event

Thursday, April 4, 2013 7PM

From the days of Tammany to the era of TiVo, New Yorkers always had to make do with cramped living conditions. Many see micro-apartments as a way to fix to New York’s housing crunch. However, others worry that these snug accommodations serve only a narrow group. ... more
  • Tenement Museum
    103 Orchard St, 2nd fl
    New York, NY
    F/J/M/Z to Delancey-Essex St, B/D to Grand St

launch event

Remás and CUP presented our new Making Policy Public “Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú” to the Si Se Puede women’s housecleaning cooperative in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

launch event, screening

Monday, March 18, 2013 7:15PM

At almost any New York City bodega, you can quick-draw, scratch, or mega-million your way towards million dollar jackpots. Thousands of New Yorkers play the lottery every day. But how does the lottery really work? Who is playing, and where does all the money go? Who wins and ... more
  • Anthology Film Archives
    32 2nd Avenue (at Second Street)
    New York, NY
    F to 2nd Avenue

launch event

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 7PM

The issue of “fracking” is all over the news. But what is fracking? Who wants to do it? And how could stuff in rocks upstate affect people who live in East Coast cities? Join us for the launch of the latest installment from our Making Policy Public poster series: ... more
  • The Cooper Union
    Rose Auditorium
    41 Cooper Square, Lower Level
    on Third Avenue (btwn 6th & 7th streets)

Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...