Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Heidi Neilson

Heidi Neilson

Heidi Neilson is an artist addressing topics such as weather, fake snow, and the debris in earth’s orbit. Her work, ... more

Heidi Neilson

Heidi Neilson is an artist addressing topics such as weather, fake snow, and the debris in earth’s orbit. Her work, often collaborative and publishing-based, has been supported by the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Center for Book Arts, The Drawing Center, I-Park, the International Print Center New York, the Islip Art Museum, Kala Art Institute, LMCC, the Lower East Side Printshop, Provisions Library, the Queens Museum of Art, Visual Studies Workshop, and Women’s Studio Workshop. She is a member of the ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative, co-founded SP Weather Station, and her work is included in over 60 museum and university collections. As a teaching artist with CUP, she explored air quality with middle school students in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to produce ‘Air It Out.’

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Oliver Neumann

Oliver Neumann

Oliver Neumann is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of ... more

Oliver Neumann

Oliver Neumann is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. At UBC, he is also an Associate Chair of Wood Building Design and Construction.

Oliver Neumann’s research focuses on the role of digital technology in the building process and in broader speculations of emerging material culture. His research, including design-build projects, explores contemporary fabrication technologies, mass-customization processes, and their implications for design concepts, design methodology, and construction processes.

Oliver Neumann developed an exhibition layout and concept, and designed and fabricated exhibition display units for The Programmable City – Building Codes (with Mari Fujita and Damon Rich) at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY, in 2001.

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 New Economy Project

New Economy Project

New Economy Project (NEP) is a resource and advocacy center for community groups in New York City. Its mission is to ... more

New Economy Project

New Economy Project (NEP) is a resource and advocacy center for community groups in New York City. Its mission is to promote community economic justice and to eliminate discriminatory economic practices that harm communities and perpetuate inequality and poverty. NEP employs multiple strategies – including community outreach and education, advocacy, coalition organizing, policy research and analysis, media outreach, technical support for community groups, and direct legal services – to expand access to fair and affordable credit and financial services needed to develop and sustain healthy and safe communities. NEP will be worked with CUP on the Change It Up! MPP.

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 New Settlement's Bronx Helpers

New Settlement’s Bronx Helpers

Students from New Settlement’s Bronx Helpers collaborated with CUP and Jonathan Bogarín on Bodega Down Bronx. 

New Settlement’s Bronx Helpers

Students from New Settlement’s Bronx Helpers collaborated with CUP and Jonathan Bogarín on Bodega Down Bronx. 

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 New York City Environmental Fund

New York City Environmental Fund

The New York City Environmental Fund was established in 1994 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ... more

New York City Environmental Fund

The New York City Environmental Fund was established in 1994 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Hudson River Foundation to foster active community stewardship of waterways, shorelines, parklands and open spaces in and around New York City.

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 New York Foundation

New York Foundation

is a steadfast supporter of community organizing and advocacy. Their grants support community-initiated solutions to solve ... more

New York Foundation

is a steadfast supporter of community organizing and advocacy. Their grants support community-initiated solutions to solve local problems, constituents mobilizing for adequate and equitable resources, and groups organizing a collective voice among those whose voices have not been heard.

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The New York Immigration Coalition

The New York Immigration Coalition

The New York Immigrant Coalition (NYIC) aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of ... more

The New York Immigration Coalition

  • The New York Immigrant Coalition (NYIC) aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all. NYIC is made up of more than 150 member organizations serving New York’s low-income immigrant communities. Their work includes advancing more equitable policies, building immigrants’ political power, empowering immigrants through community education, and providing training and technical assistance to other community groups and advocates.
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 New Yorkers for Parks

New Yorkers for Parks

is the citywide independent organization championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.

New Yorkers for Parks

is the citywide independent organization championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.

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 Newtown Creek Alliance

Newtown Creek Alliance

is a community-based organization dedicated to restoring, revealing and revitalizing Newtown Creek. The Newtown Creek ... more

Newtown Creek Alliance

is a community-based organization dedicated to restoring, revealing and revitalizing Newtown Creek. The Newtown Creek Alliance represents the interests of community residents and local businesses who are dedicated to restoring community health, water quality, habitat, access, and vibrant water-dependent commerce along Newtown Creek.

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Dori Nguyen

Dori Nguyen

Dori was a graduate intern at CUP. She is pursuing her MCRP at the Bloustein School of Urban Planning and Public Policy at ... more

Dori Nguyen

Dori was a graduate intern at CUP. She is pursuing her MCRP at the Bloustein School of Urban Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, studying community and international development, with particular emphasis on food systems, economics and informal settlements.  She is currently scheming to make the world a better place.

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 NICE

NICE

New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) is a community-based, non-profit organization that works to ensure that new ... more

NICE

New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) is a community-based, non-profit organization that works to ensure that new immigrants can build social, political and economic power in their communities and beyond. Over the years, NICE has built community power to effect change for our base, made up primarily of day laborers in the construction industry and domestic workers. We have markedly increased the visibility of the issues facing our base, including wage theft, and have taken the lead and/or joined forces in key campaigns for immigrant workers’ rights, for the rights of immigrant consumers, and for just and humane immigration reform. NICE worked with CUP on ¡No me han pagado!, a guide for day laborers about how to prevent wage theft.

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Vivianne Njoku

Vivianne Njoku

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, raised in and around Washington, DC, and currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, Vivianne A. Njoku/Van ... more

Vivianne Njoku

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, raised in and around Washington, DC, and currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, Vivianne A. Njoku/Van Alexander is a multi-media artist working most prominently in video, drum kit, performative storytelling and education. She is an inspired and engaged member of her communities locally, globally and everything in between. Her personal work is driven by obsessions and textures, particularly at the intersection of the two. Despite the ever-changing inspiration and context for Njoku’s work, most recently she has found this intersection most fascinating as it relates to exploring notions of representation. Professionally, Ms. Njoku has spent numerous years providing her services as a video artist for festivals, musicians and non-profits, as well as instructing youth in video production and progressive arts. Most notably, Vivianne spent a number of years as a Teaching Artist with the Tribeca Film Institute, Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, and Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. The common thread in Ms. Njoku’s past and present work is providing youth with the tools to empower themselves to become critically-engaged citizens who strive for a just, democratic society. Vivianne’s work and performances have been showcased at arts festivals, multi-media venues, and creative spaces across the country and internationally, including Artomatic in Washington, DC; Galapagos Art Space in New York City; and Toronto Pride in Canada. Ms. Njoku holds a Masters Degree in Art Education from New York University and is licensed through the state of New York as Visual Arts Instructor for all grades. Currently, she teaches 12th grade Media Arts at the International High School at Union Square.

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Katrina Noble

Katrina Noble

Katrina is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer who designs book covers by day and all manner of other things (sweaters, ... more

Katrina Noble

Katrina is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer who designs book covers by day and all manner of other things (sweaters, dresses, hand-bound books, circuit-breaker maps) by night. She has an abiding interest in how everything is communicated, and aspires to one day understand how everything works. katrinanoble.com

Katrina was a 2013-2014 Public Access Design Fellow.

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Gavin Noble

Gavin Noble

Gavin was a BCCP student in the I Heart East New York Urban Investigation.

Gavin Noble

Gavin was a BCCP student in the I Heart East New York Urban Investigation.

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Kevin Noble

Kevin Noble

Kevin Noble was born and raised in Brookyn, NY. For five years he was an active member of Hallwalls Gallery and CEPA. Both ... more

Kevin Noble

Kevin Noble was born and raised in Brookyn, NY. For five years he was an active member of Hallwalls Gallery and CEPA. Both are artist run non-profit galleries in Buffalo, NY. His own artwork includes photography, video and painting. For the past 22 years he has been making art and photographs that explore the role that culture plays in conflict situations. He is a founder and member of the Culture & Conflict Group, a collective of artists who have organized a number of exhibitions on this theme. His work has been shown at Artists’ Space, The Kitchen, White Columns and Exit Art in New York. For the past 30 years he has been a freelance photographer specializing in shooting artworks for museums, galleries and individual artists. He lives and has a studio in Brooklyn, NY. Among other things, Kevin’s photographs of CUP products grace the CUP web store.

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Danica Novgorodoff

Danica Novgorodoff

Danica Novgorodoff is a painter, comic book artist, writer and graphic designer who currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. As an ... more

Danica Novgorodoff

Danica Novgorodoff is a painter, comic book artist, writer and graphic designer who currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. As an art major, she received her B.A. from Yale University in 2002. Since 2005, she has worked as a book designer for Roaring Brook Press, a publisher of graphic novels and children’s books. Novgorodoff has self-published several comic books, and her graphic novels “Slow Storm” and “Refresh, Refresh” were published by First Second Books in 2008 and 2009. Danica designed the MPP I Got Arrested! Now What?

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Oscar Nuñez

Oscar Nuñez

Oscar is a Community Education Program Manager at CUP. He is a graduate of the City and Regional Planning ... more

Oscar Nuñez

Oscar is a Community Education Program Manager at CUP. He is a graduate of the City and Regional Planning Master’s Program at Pratt Institute with a concentration on Community Development. While completing his studies at Pratt, Oscar worked and interned in various local community organizations and groups, including CUP, on issues dealing with planning, design, and community education and engagement. Previously, he received a B.A. in Sociology and Latin American Studies from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.  Originally from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, he moved to Washington, D.C. at a young age. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and French and can give pretty good directions in Portuguese.

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Leah Obias

Leah Obias

Leah Obias is Campaigns Coordinator and Case Worker for Damayan Migrant Workers Association, a grassroots, membership-based ... more

Leah Obias

Leah Obias is Campaigns Coordinator and Case Worker for Damayan Migrant Workers Association, a grassroots, membership-based organization of Filipino women domestic workers and other low-wage migrant workers in the New York City area. Leah was a founding member of the youth organization Ugnayan, where she worked on local youth-centered programs addressing issues of cultural identity, education and family separation, and helped to develop the organization’s first youth restaurant worker campaign on wage theft. As Damayan’s campaign coordinator, Leah directly supports members with cases while connecting them to larger organizing efforts and advocacy on wage theft, trafficking, and the proper valuation of domestic work as women’s work. Through Damayan’s leadership in the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Leah has also been active in national efforts to build the power of domestic workers and expand workers’ right to organize across different industries.

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Karen Oh

Karen Oh

Karen Oh is the creative director ofHOUSEOFCAKES, focusing on design for non-profits, start-ups and entrepreneurs. Her work ... more

Karen Oh

Karen Oh is the creative director ofHOUSEOFCAKES, focusing on design for non-profits, start-ups and entrepreneurs. Her work spans all aspects related to design, from marketing strategy and branding to web development and exhibition design. She is also experienced in non-profit management. In her free time, she works to bring good value, high quality food to her neighborhood of Prospect Lefferts Gardens. She is a founder of PLGCSA and the founder of the Lefferts Community Food Co-op. Karen is a graduate of Colby College (Biology) and received her MFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. www.houseofcakes.com

Karen was a 2013-2014 Public Access Design Fellow.

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Caroline Oh

Caroline Oh

Caroline Oh is a designer and educator interested in creating delightful interactive tools for storytelling, learning and ... more

Caroline Oh

Caroline Oh is a designer and educator interested in creating delightful interactive tools for storytelling, learning and play. She is the Lead Designer and Co-founder of TKOH for which she is currently working on Totem, an interactive platform for collecting personal stories, generously supported by the Knight Foundation. Caroline also teaches typography at the Pratt Institute. 

As a 2013 Public Access Design Fellow for CUP, Caroline illustrated and designed ¡No Me Han Pagado!, a pocket book for day laborers to help protect themselves against wage theft, in collaboration with New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE). Caroline holds a Graphic Design MFA from CalArts and a Film BA from the University of Michigan. 

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Is Justice For All?

City Studies

Is Justice For All?

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?