The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

News

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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

Help foster more meaningful civic engagement by making a contribution today! Click here.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 1:36PM

CUP is a partner in the project, Curb Your Litter: Greenpoint, that is a finalist to receive funding support from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund. Want to see a CUP youth education project about garbage infrastructure in Greenpoint?

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:51PM

Last year, Pittsburgh’s Urban Redevelopment Authority asked CUP to show them how they could create their own version of our Urban Investigations program. This year, they launched Urban Matters with their first project in which local high school students ... more

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:54PM

CUP is excited to announce that our illustrated guidebook, What Is Zoning?, received a 50 Books award from Design Observer. The book was a collaboration of CUP and designers Jeff Lai and Andrew Sloat.

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We’re excited and honored to announce that CUP received a Sappi Ideas that Matter grant! This support will help us create a Rent Regulation Rights Spanish-language poster and an accompanying citywide subway campaign. Look for the poster on ... more

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:56AM

CUP’s Executive Director was asked what public interest design will look like in 2024 as one of 18 design practitioners by the folks at Impact Design Hub.  Christine spoke on the issues of colonialism, demographic make-up, and individualistic nature still visible ... more

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 4:04PM

CUP is excited to announce the 2014-2015 Public Access Design Fellows. The incoming group of designers and artists will work with CUP over the coming year, and learn about our participatory design  methods. Several of the fellows will also ... more

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CUP is excited and honored to announce that our work received two nods from the 2014 Core77 Design Awards!

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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

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Friday, April 18, 2014 2:38PM

This Earth Day learn about NYC’s water infrastructure with this two-for-one special toolkit. Dive in to The Water Underground, our 33-minute, youth-led film that explores where our water comes from, where it goes, and who is involved in the process. Discover ... more

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 4:54PM

Check out this short video on our Public Access Design program. The video highlights Rent, Rights, and Repairs, a Public Access Design project created through a collaboration of CUP staff, designer Jenny Kutnow, and the Red Hook Community Justice Center.

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance