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 Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

is the premier nonprofit industrial developer in New York City. Since its inception in 1992, GMDC has rehabilitated seven ... more

Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

is the premier nonprofit industrial developer in New York City. Since its inception in 1992, GMDC has rehabilitated seven manufacturing buildings in Brooklyn for occupancy by small manufacturing enterprises, artisans and artists. GMDC currently owns and manages five of these properties, the newest among them being the recently completed redevelopment project at 1102 Atlantic Avenue. GMDC creates and sustains viable manufacturing sectors in urban neighborhoods through planning, developing, and managing real estate and offering other related services.

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Erika Grijalva

Erika Grijalva

Erika is a multidisciplinary UX Designer that inspires action. Employing user-focused strategies and deploying user-centric ... more

Erika Grijalva

Erika is a multidisciplinary UX Designer that inspires action. Employing user-focused strategies and deploying user-centric design, she has helped shape platforms for change. The Rockefeller Foundation, The Global Fund, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are some of the nonprofit groups she has designed interactive experiences for. Erika also co-designed an interactive platform with the Sierra Club that enabled the environmental movement to drive activism online while mobilizing communities. She holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts from The University of Texas at El Paso where she specialized in Graphic Design. As a Visual Design instructor at General Assembly, Erika has honed her passion to enable others to find success in visual and interaction design. 

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Ligia Guallpa

Ligia Guallpa

Ligia Guallpa is Executive Director of Worker’s Justice Project (WJP), a New York-based immigrant workers’ ... more

Ligia Guallpa

Ligia Guallpa is Executive Director of Worker’s Justice Project (WJP), a New York-based immigrant workers’ rights organization that is winning better working conditions for low-wage immigrant workers. At WJP, Ligia has spearheaded efforts to ensure safe and dignified jobs for NYC’s 2,000 day laborers, construction workers, and domestic workers. Through her leadership, WJP played a key role in building alternative economic and organizing models to transform the conditions for female day laborers in the house cleaning industry and enforce higher wages and safety standards in the post Hurricane Sandy reconstruction. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, and The New York Daily News.

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Tamara Gubernat

Tamara Gubernat

is a documentary filmmaker, multi-media artist, educator, and native Brooklynite. Through her work, she sets out to ... more

Tamara Gubernat

is a documentary filmmaker, multi-media artist, educator, and native Brooklynite. Through her work, she sets out to demystify urban planning and policy issues using the creative process to empower individuals to take a proactive role in shaping their communities. Tamara’s first documentary, "Rezoning Harlem: The battle over Harlem’s future” continues to be used as a community organizing tool to engage viewers in meaningful discussion about complex land use issues both locally in NYC and beyond. In her upcoming documentary, “Open Process: local democracy in one corner of Brooklyn” she turns the lens on her own community of Greenpoint/Williamsburg, taking a closer look at Brooklyn Community Board 1 as the existing, though imperfect, forum for local citizen participation. Tamara also teaches Video Production and Media Studies in the Film & Media Department at Hunter College. 

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Ingrid  Haftel

Ingrid Haftel

Ingrid was the Community Education Program Director for CUP. Before CUP, she was Curator of Exhibitions at the Chicago ... more

Ingrid Haftel

Ingrid was the Community Education Program Director for CUP. Before CUP, she was Curator of Exhibitions at the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF), Chicago’s leading forum for the exchange of ideas on urban design. While at CAF, Ingrid developed major exhibitions that helped public audiences think critically about complex issues related to urban planning and architecture. Ingrid received her B.A. in English and Comparative History of Ideas from the University of Washington, and her M.A. in Humanities from the University of Chicago.

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Anthony Hamboussi

Anthony Hamboussi

Anthony Hamboussi is a photographer who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Hamboussi published his first monograph, ... more

Anthony Hamboussi

Anthony Hamboussi is a photographer who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Hamboussi published his first monograph, “Newtown Creek: a Photographic Survey of New York’s Industrial Waterway,” with Princeton Architectural Press in 2010 and is completing work on his forthcoming book, “La Petite Ceinture.” Hamboussi is the recipient of the 2008 Graham Foundation grant for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts; the 2007 and 2003 New York State Council on the Arts Independent Project Grant in Architecture, Planning & Design; the 2009 Camera Club of New York Darkroom Residency; and the 2007-2008 Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Studio Residency, and has exhibited his work internationally. Hamboussi is currently working on “Ashwai’yyat: A Photographic Archive of Cairo’s Informal Settlements.”

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Cole Hannan

Cole Hannan

Cole Hannan is a director/animator/all-around-visual-artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He loves to make art and use a myriad of ... more

Cole Hannan

Cole Hannan is a director/animator/all-around-visual-artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He loves to make art and use a myriad of mediums to express myself. Currently he is concepting an episodic dreamscape fantasy video series, hand-painting a line of t-shirts and creating animated commercials for them, pitching bands for music videos, writing weird psychedelic songs on guitar, all the while working professionally as an editor/animator/designer. www.ilovemonsters.com

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Laura Hansen

Laura Hansen

Laura Hansen is the Executive Director of Neighborhood Plaza Partnership, a new initiative of the Horticultural Society of ... more

Laura Hansen

Laura Hansen is the Executive Director of Neighborhood Plaza Partnership, a new initiative of the Horticultural Society of New York, providing resources and assistance to  neighborhood plaza managers across New York City.  From 2003 to 2013, Ms. Hansen served as Director of the City Life Program for The J. M. Kaplan Fund where she was responsible for awarding grants to non-profit organizations working to improve the common infrastructure of public life:  the parks, waterfronts, plazas, and streets of New York City.  As a co-founder of Place Matters (a project of the Municipal Art Society and City Lore), Ms. Hansen helped pioneer a multi-disciplinary approach to documenting and preserving the city’s cultural landscape.

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Tomer Hanuka

Tomer Hanuka

Tomer Hanuka is an illustrator and a cartoonist based in New York City. He works on a range of projects for magazines, ... more

Tomer Hanuka

Tomer Hanuka is an illustrator and a cartoonist based in New York City. He works on a range of projects for magazines, book publishers, ad agencies and film studios. His Clients include The New Yorker, D.C comics, Nike and Microsoft. He has won multiple gold medals from the Society of Illustrators and the Society of Publication designers, and was showcased in Print magazine and American Illustration. In 2008 a book cover he created won the British Design Museum award as part of the Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions. Waltz With Bashir, an animated documentary for which Tomer contributed art, was nominated for an Oscar in 2009, and won the Golden Globe that same year. He is currently developing an animated series for Canal Plus and working on a graphic novel for First Second.

Tomer was a MPP juror.

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Students from Happy Meals?

Students from Happy Meals?

A group of students in Sarah Harrington’s ESL class at the Academy of Urban Planning worked with the Center for Urban ... more

Students from Happy Meals?

A group of students in Sarah Harrington’s ESL class at the Academy of Urban Planning worked with the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) and CUP teaching artist Chelsea Wagner to find out about fast food workers’ rights. Those students were Karla Alvarez, Shi-hao Chen, Miguel Collado, Cristofer Crisanto, Karla De la Cruz, Emiliana Diaz, Adonis Diaz Rodriguez, Tenzin Dolma, Maria Duran, Javier Estevez, Roberto Guzman, Arlenis Jiminez Cruz, Christopher Joaquin, Vanessa Juarez, Christian Macas, Crismeldy Maria, Nataly Maria, Javier Mateo, Edward Mejia, Jason Mendez, Angel Miguel Sanchez, Alexis Montenegro, Janet Muñoz, Melissa Ortiz, Jenny Palchizaca, Mayra Perez, Jonathan Perez, Merliny Reyes, Anthony Rodriguez, Wilmer Roman, Nashali Rosario, Freylin Santos, Leonardo Santos, and Cesar Vasquez.

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Anthony Harrington

Anthony Harrington

Anthony Harrington holds a BS in Architecture from the University of Michigan and a Master of Architecture from Rice ... more

Anthony Harrington

Anthony Harrington holds a BS in Architecture from the University of Michigan and a Master of Architecture from Rice University. He is an Adjunct Instructor at both the School of Architecture and Design at the New York Institute of Technology and the College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has worked on youth education programs in architecture and planning in both New York and Houston. Anthony is a registered Architect and partner in the firm pHdesign (www.phdesign.us).

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Lindsay Harris

Lindsay Harris

Lindsay is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, cultural worker, and educator based in Brooklyn. She loves teaching outside ... more

Lindsay Harris

Lindsay is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, cultural worker, and educator based in Brooklyn. She loves teaching outside of the classroom and her work engages cross-media explorations of identity and community. She was the teaching artist for Lotto Zone, an urban investigation that explores how the lottery really works. Check out her most recent project here

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Aisha Haynes

Aisha Haynes

Ms. Haynes is an English Language Arts teacher at the Academy of Urban Planning and has worked on several City Studies ... more

Aisha Haynes

Ms. Haynes is an English Language Arts teacher at the Academy of Urban Planning and has worked on several City Studies projects with CUP

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Christy Herbes

Christy Herbes

Christy is CUP’s Youth Education Program Director. Before CUP, she worked at Brooklyn Community Arts & Media ... more

Christy Herbes

Christy is CUP’s Youth Education Program Director. Before CUP, she worked at Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School, a small public school dedicated to empowering youth through an art, media, and technology-enriched curriculum. There, she was a founding staff member and the Art Department Chair. During her 9 years as a classroom educator, Christy worked with youth to use art as a critical thinking tool, engaging them with local and global issues. Christy holds a Masters in Art Education from NYU and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Guilford College.

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Jacob Hernandez

Jacob Hernandez

Jacob is a native Texan and recent graduate of the Parsons The New School for Design BFA Communication Design program. ... more

Jacob Hernandez

Jacob is a native Texan and recent graduate of the Parsons The New School for Design BFA Communication Design program. During his time at Parsons, his interest for design and social justice within urban and social landscapes was shaped through collaborative-based classes, community-driven projects, and internship opportunities with local non-profit organizations. His senior thesis project focused on responding to the needs of LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness by designing participatory tools that worked to affirm and empower LGBT young people. He plans to continue to explore his passion for advocacy through his design practice and volunteer opportunities. 

You can also find Jacob playing ultimate frisbee in Prospect Park, embarking on cityscape photo adventures, or eating tasty veggie burgers at his favorite vegan restaurant in Greenwich Village. 

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Julie Hertzog

Julie Hertzog

Julie Hertzog is Executive Director of the Affordable Housing Investors Council, an association of companies that invest in ... more

Julie Hertzog

Julie Hertzog is Executive Director of the Affordable Housing Investors Council, an association of companies that invest in the US housing tax credit.  Prior to joining AHIC, she was Chief Operating Officer for Seedco; Amnesty International of the USA; and The After-School Corporation.  She also served as Program Director for the New York City office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, overseeing $100 million in annual investments in community development projects and the asset management of over $850 million in investments in affordable housing.  Julie joined the Board of CUP in 2010 and became Treasurer in 2011.

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Mike  Hickey

Mike Hickey

Michael Hickey currently serves as Director of Strategy and Partnerships for the NYC Office of Community Schools, an ... more

Mike Hickey

Michael Hickey currently serves as Director of Strategy and Partnerships for the NYC Office of Community Schools, an initiative to address poverty and inequity in public education by embedding non-profit social services in schools.  Prior to this, Mike consulted as Man About Town for nonprofit, foundation, public sector and private partners in project development, strategic planning, and organizational change.  From 2008 to 2011 he served as the founding executive director of the Center for NYC Neighborhoods (CNYCN):  the nation’s single largest foreclosure prevention intermediary.  Before stepping up to lead CNYCN, Mr. Hickey spent ten years as a community development banker and philanthropic program manager with Deutsche Bank, providing loans and investments to leading non-profit partners revitalizing low and moderate income communities throughout New York City and beyond. 

Mike has served on many boards and advisory committees over the years, and currently acts as board chair and Resident Composer for Downtown Art, and as board Treasurer for Civic Consulting USA. Mike has a B.A degree in English Literature from Ohio University and a Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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Deja Holden

Deja Holden

Deja was the Design Assistant at CUP. She received her BFA from Parsons School of Design in Communication Design and her BA ... more

Deja Holden

Deja was the Design Assistant at CUP. She received her BFA from Parsons School of Design in Communication Design and her BA from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts in Political Science. She is interested in design as a tool for demystifing public policy, and its role as a vehicle for broader civic engagement. 

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Adriene Holder

Adriene Holder

Adriene Holder serves as Attorney-in-Charge of the Civil Practice of The Legal Aid Society, and is responsible for managing ... more

Adriene Holder

Adriene Holder serves as Attorney-in-Charge of the Civil Practice of The Legal Aid Society, and is responsible for managing the provision of comprehensive civil legal services through a network of 25 neighborhood offices courthouse based offices, and specialized city-wide units serving all five boroughs of New York City for the oldest and largest provider of legal services for low income individuals and families in the United States. The Civil Practice works on over 43,000 civil matters yearly. In addition to her formal duties, Adriene also serves as an executive member on several boards, is actively involved with not-for-profits, and in 2002 was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to serve as a Tenant Representative on the New York City Rent Guidelines Board.

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Sam Holleran

Sam Holleran

Is an artist, designer, and writer. Sam was CUP’s Communications Coordinator from 2011 to 2014. He attended the the ... more

Sam Holleran

Is an artist, designer, and writer. Sam was CUP’s Communications Coordinator from 2011 to 2014. He attended the the Cooper Union where he was the recipient of the Herb Lubalin Fellowship for Typography and the Benjamin Menschel Fellowship for Creative Inquiry. Sam has worked extensively in printmaking; his fields of interest include: photogravure, letterpress, Ukiyo-e, and silkscreen.

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