$ Breakdown

Urban Investigations

$ Breakdown

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

News

news, launch event

Students from a City Studies class at Academy of Urban Planning presented the Government in Plain Sight project to their peers. The booklet looks at government’s role in the neighborhood. 

news, award

CUP is honored to be listed in the Public Interest Design 100 with so many other great people and organizations. 

news, award

We’re honored to be a recipient of the 2012 Curry Stone Design Prize. The prize, which highlights social design pioneers, was awarded to CUP and four other groups at a ceremony held in November at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

news, exhibit, sneak peek

Making Policy Public is hitting the subway! Our fracking project with Damascus Citizens for Sustainability and Papercut is coming to a platform near you! Thanks to the generous support of Sappi Ideas That Matter, we’ve been able to bring the poster we’ve ... more

news

New York City has public high schools with every imaginable theme, a dizzying array of application requirements, and charter schools galore. Choosing from one of NYC’s over 400 public high schools can be a real task. How do you decide where you go to school? And ... more

news, award

“Know Your Lines,” our issue of Making Policy Public breaking down the political redistricting process was called out as a notable project in this year’s Core77 Design Awards. Two separate juries, one in the Visual Communication category and one in the ... 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

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, news

Thursday, November 10, 2011 12PM

On November 10, CUP presented our Urban Investigation “Power Trip” to a buzzing group of Queens high schoolers. The project —a collaboration between CUP, CUP teaching artist Samantha Contis, and students from Aviation High School— asked “where ... more
  • Queens Public Library, Broadway Branch
    40-20 Broadway
    Long Island City, NY

news, award

Thursday, August 11, 2011 10AM

The Rockefeller Foundation has selected CUP as one of the recipients of this year’s Cultural Innovation Fund Grants! The grant will allow CUP to develop a new program that helps communitiy organizations access design services to demystify complex policy and planning ... more

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?