Air Fair?

City Studies

Air Fair?

Safe Space?

City Studies

Safe Space?

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

News

open call, news

Dear friends of CUP, We are writing to share important news about CUP’s future and our journey over the last 13 years.

news, open call

Design for Civic Change is a professional development program for government workers interested in implementing community-engaged design within their work.

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We’re thrilled to announce that CUP was recently awarded a new multi-year grant through Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Invest in Youth program! These grants were made in partnership with a council of youth advisors, and support community-based organizations that ... more

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CUP and Teaching Artist Christopher Lopez are collaborating with classroom teacher Mr. Mark Leffler and his 12th grade computer science students at International Community High School (ICHS) in the Bronx to explore the issue of Big Data and its use by the NYPD. 

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In the past several weeks, CUP launched two Urban Investigations with students to explore social justice issues impacting New Yorkers.

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This winter, CUP collaborated with over 200 students from the International Community High School (ICHS) to investigate social justice issues impacting their community. On Friday, February 4th, ICHS students debuted their final products to the public!

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We’re thrilled to announce our latest round of Making Policy Public collaborations! Over the course of a year, we’ll be working with this stellar group of advocacy organizations and designers to create large fold-out posters that explain complex ... more

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Every nonprofit has a board. But what are they even for? Ideally, the board helps guide and support the organization to achieve its mission and navigate challenges. We’re lucky to have a board that does that and more.

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Meet our co-chairs! Sabrina Hall and Ariel Fausto bring different backgrounds and perspectives to the CUP board, but both are committed to the power of design to make positive change.

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Just before Covid struck, our board chair let us know he planned to step down soon. Two months later, we were in full quarantine mode, and he very generously agreed to stay on longer to help us navigate the pandemic and put our new leadership structure in place.

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Despite all of the challenges of 2021, we’ve been humbled and amazed at the resilience and commitment of our collaborators, who have continued to show up to help people access the rights and services they needed for secure housing, safety, and financial ... more

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This fall, CUP collaborated with over 200 students from the International Community High School (ICHS) to investigate social justice issues impacting their community.

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

We're Watching

Public Access Design

We're Watching

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?