Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

News

news

Saturday, August 15, 2015 5PM

This summer, CUP will work with fifteen Bronx high school students to investigate the questions, “Why does subway fare cost what it does? Who decides?” But we need your help to make this happen! CUP is raising funds to support this unique Urban ... more

talk, news, open call

Thursday, July 9, 2015 1PM

Hey advocates! Join CUP on Tuesday, July 9th, 1–2 pm, for a webinar on how to apply to Making Policy Public! The webinar is designed specifically for advocates and community groups. We will walk prospective applicants through the application process step-by-step and ... more

news, workshop

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.

news, exhibit

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

news

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.

news

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

news

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. 

news, award

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

news

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

news

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

news

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.

news

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

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

We care!

Making Policy Public

We care!

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business