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It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

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Public Access Design

Show UP

Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

Launch event

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

launch event

Thursday, April 10, 2014 10AM

On April 10th, 2014, Teachers Unite and CUP staff presented Schools Are Us, our new Making Policy Public poster, at a Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Council (CPAC) meeting at the Historic Tweed Courthouse, the Department of Education headquarters. The poster ... more

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

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground