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Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

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Public Access Design

SERVE!

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Lisa Burris

Lisa Burris

Lisa Burris began with GOLES as the PHROLES organizer in June 2005. She has been a life-long resident of Public Housing ... more

Lisa Burris

Lisa Burris began with GOLES as the PHROLES organizer in June 2005. She has been a life-long resident of Public Housing and began working with PHROLES as a steering committee member, eventually becoming the co-chair of the committee. Lisa graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from New Paltz College in 2003 and since has dedicated herself to creating social change. After college, Lisa worked teaching independent living skills to aging out foster children. She is a member of the United Nations Youth Council and co-founded Cultural Unity an organization in New Paltz dedicated to increasing cultural awareness and creating unity through education. Her organizing experience, incredible passion to create change, and first hand knowledge of public housing issues have prepared her for the challenges of organizing around public housing issues. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Lisa Burris has worked on PHTV: What’s up with Public Housing?

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Michela Buttignol

Michela Buttignol

Born and raised in Northern Italy, Michela Buttignol is a New York-based freelance illustrator whose technological ... more

Michela Buttignol

Born and raised in Northern Italy, Michela Buttignol is a New York-based freelance illustrator whose technological fortitude has enabled her to branch across a variety of mediums. In 2011, she moved to New York to become a freelance illustrator, and since has been featured in The New York Times, American Illustration 31, 3X3 Annual N.10, Illustration Age, Brain Pickings and she just got selected for Illustrators 57 by the Society Of Illustrators in New York. The Fox Is Black described Michela’s style as dark and mysterious, yet still retaining an aspect of cheekiness.

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 CAAAV

CAAAV

Founded by Asian women as the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence in 1986, CAAAV is one of the first pan-Asian ... more

CAAAV

Founded by Asian women as the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence in 1986, CAAAV is one of the first pan-Asian grassroots organizations in the U.S. to educate and provide advocacy on behalf of victims of hate crimes.  CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities works to build grassroots community leadership and power across diverse low-income Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City to fight for institutional change towards racial, gender and economic justice.CAAAV is currently working with CUP on an Issue of Making Policy Public that focuses on rent regulation rights In New York’s Chinatown. 

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Claudia Calhoon

Claudia Calhoon

Claudia Calhoon is the Director of Health Advocacy at New York Immigration Coalition, leading development and execution of ... more

Claudia Calhoon

Claudia Calhoon is the Director of Health Advocacy at New York Immigration Coalition, leading development and execution of city and state campaigns to improve health access, coverage, and delivery for immigrant communities. She has provided leadership to a diverse array of public health and non-profit settings including the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, the Open Society Foundations and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cuenca, Ecuador. Claudia is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Public Health Program at CUNY Graduate Center. She received a MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and a BA in American History from Earlham College.

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Justin Cassano

Justin Cassano

Justin Cassano is an animator and designer based in Brooklyn, New York.  With a background in traditional animation ... more

Justin Cassano

Justin Cassano is an animator and designer based in Brooklyn, New York.  With a background in traditional animation and an aesthetic rooted in strong design, Justin aims to create work that satisfies and engages viewers.  Visit justincassano.com to see what he’s been up to lately.

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 Center for Court Innovation

Center for Court Innovation

The Center for Court Innovation helps the justice system aid victims, reduce crime, strengthen neighborhoods, and improve ... more

Center for Court Innovation

The Center for Court Innovation helps the justice system aid victims, reduce crime, strengthen neighborhoods, and improve public trust in justice. The Center combines action and reflection to spark innovation locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Center for Court Innovation worked with CUP on the I Got Arrested, Now What? MPP.

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 Center for Family Life

Center for Family Life

Center for Family Life, a program of SCO Family of Services, is a neighborhood-based family and social services ... more

Center for Family Life

Center for Family Life, a program of SCO Family of Services, is a neighborhood-based family and social services organization with deep roots in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Our mission is to promote positive outcomes for children, adults and families in Sunset Park through the provision of a comprehensive range of neighborhood-based family and social services. We partner with the community to provide access to resources and opportunities for personal growth and the development of interpersonal relationships that sustain and nurture families, support youth to develop into confident, capable adults and enrich the quality of life for neighborhood residents.

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 Center for New York City Neighborhoods

Center for New York City Neighborhoods

The Center for NYC Neighborhoods promotes and protects affordable homeownership in New York so that middle- and ... more

Center for New York City Neighborhoods

The Center for NYC Neighborhoods promotes and protects affordable homeownership in New York so that middle- and working-class families are able to build strong, thriving communities. Established by public and private partners, the Center meets the diverse needs of homeowners throughout New York State by offering free, high quality housing services. 

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Candy Chang

Candy Chang

With a background in graphic design and urban planning, Candy Chang likes to make city information more accessible and ... more

Candy Chang

With a background in graphic design and urban planning, Candy Chang likes to make city information more accessible and engaging through design and the creative use of public space. She worked with CUP to design the Vendor Power! MPP.

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Aaron Chiu

Aaron Chiu

Was it ‘Choice or Chance’, that the lure of finding the Great Reuben would lead Aaron to the ‘Core ... more

Aaron Chiu

Was it ‘Choice or Chance’, that the lure of finding the Great Reuben would lead Aaron to the ‘Core Curriculum’ of the Big Apple? Interspersed between prowling deli-lined alleys of Gotham at night, he found refuge in the welcoming arms of CUP, who guided him through a maze of public policy and planning issues, as he used ‘21st Century Skills’ to cut and paste the pieces together. What will happen next? Down which road will this lead him? ‘Are You Ready for a Ruckus?’ Follow him on his next great adventure!

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Boyeon Choi

Boyeon Choi

I am an illustrator/graphic designer based in New York. I love making images to make sense out of things, or sometimes ... more

Boyeon Choi

I am an illustrator/graphic designer based in New York. I love making images to make sense out of things, or sometimes rather to obscure them. I have worked at MTWTF and prior to that, participated in a residency program at Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, as a design group ‘FF’ working on community-based art projects. Currently, I am working as a freelancer to collaborate with various clients on a wide range of projects from printed matters to website. As a side project, I also make zines and hand-silkscreened stationery goods for a project group ‘Instant Rabbit’ which I co-founded with two of my classmates from SVA in 2012.

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Yeju Choi

Yeju Choi

Yeju Choi is a graphic designer / creative director / design educator working and living in New York City. Originally from ... more

Yeju Choi

Yeju Choi is a graphic designer / creative director / design educator working and living in New York City. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, she studied graphic design at Yale University (MFA) and Seoul National University (BFA). Since 2000, she has worked in various parts of graphic design, such as Art Director at Barneys New York, Graphic Design Director at WXYArchitecture + Urban Design, User Interface Designer at LG. Currently, she is running her own design studio NowHere Office in Chinatown and teaching graphic design at Yale University School of Art, and Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University. www.yejuchoi.com

Yeju was a 2013-2014 Pubic Access Design Fellow.

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Nikki Chung

Nikki Chung

Nikki Chung is a graphic designer and the principal of Once & Future, a design studio in NYC dedicated to bringing ... more

Nikki Chung

Nikki Chung is a graphic designer and the principal of Once & Future, a design studio in NYC dedicated to bringing thoughtful visual order to complex information. Once & Future makes identities, websites, mobile apps, books, illustrations, and more for small businesses and cultural organizations. Nikki received a BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley and a MFA in Graphic Design from RISD. She has worked with CUP on Scary, OK With It, Good, Soda Census, and Draw the Line. Her website is http://once-future.com

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Alice Chung

Alice Chung

Alice Chung is a co-founding partner of Omnivore, a small studio with a voracious appetite for cultural- and cause-related ... more

Alice Chung

Alice Chung is a co-founding partner of Omnivore, a small studio with a voracious appetite for cultural- and cause-related work based bicoastally in Brooklyn and Portland. Before venturing into the world of design, she completed studies in biology and health/social behavior and, though perhaps a bit unconventional, has been able to ally those disciplines in her current work. She also teaches typography and intermediate design at Yale University School of Art. Alice is currently working with CUP on the Tomato Supply Chain MPP.

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Alayna Citrin

Alayna Citrin

Alayna Citrin is a graphic designer interested in process oriented design, experimental typography and lettering, and ... more

Alayna Citrin

Alayna Citrin is a graphic designer interested in process oriented design, experimental typography and lettering, and sustainability’s role in the world of design. She is interested in working with people in a rigorous, collaborative environment on projects that use design for good. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD with a BFA in Graphic Design and is currently working at as an Art Director at Green Team Global. 

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 Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is a community-based farmworker organization headquartered in Immokalee, Florida, with ... more

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is a community-based farmworker organization headquartered in Immokalee, Florida, with over 4,000 members. The CIW seeks modern working conditions for farmworkers and promotes their fair treatment in accordance with national and international labor standards. The CIW uses creative methods to educate consumers about human rights abuses in the U.S. agriculture industry, the need for corporate social responsibility, and how consumers can help workers realize their social change goals. The CIW is currently working with CUP on the Tomato Supply Chain MPP.

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Christine Coletta

Christine Coletta

Christine Coletta is an attorney at the law firm Hirschen Singer & Epstein, where she specializes in affordable housing ... more

Christine Coletta

Christine Coletta is an attorney at the law firm Hirschen Singer & Epstein, where she specializes in affordable housing and community development. Christine represents both non-profit and for-profit clients in the structuring, financing and development of affordable housing and mixed-use developments throughout New York City. A specialist in not-for-profit governance, Christine is actively involved in deals ranging from supportive housing to rental and homeownership initiatives. She has held positions at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and Fifth Avenue Committee. Christine received her BA from Brown University and her JD from Boston College Law School. She is a native Rhode Islander and lives in Brooklyn.

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The Community Service Society

The Community Service Society

The Community Service Society (CSS) of New York is a 170-year-old nonprofit dedicated to fighting poverty and ... more

The Community Service Society

The Community Service Society (CSS) of New York is a 170-year-old nonprofit dedicated to fighting poverty and strengthening New York City. Throughout its history, CSS has embraced the idea that policy recommendations grounded in research and informed by real life experience inspires legislative remedies, volunteerism, and direct service models that assist populations in need. Across the city and around the state, CSS is working to ensure that every New Yorker has access to affordable, quality health coverage. CSS has recently been contracted by New York State to help consumers enroll in new health insurance options through the NY State of Health marketplace.

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 Community Voices Heard

Community Voices Heard

Community Voices Heard (CVH) is a membership-based community group that works to engage low-income families in organizing ... more

Community Voices Heard

Community Voices Heard (CVH) is a membership-based community group that works to engage low-income families in organizing campaigns to influence policy that affects their families and their communities. CVH was started in 1994 by women on public assistance who wanted to fight to have their voices included in the national debate on welfare reform. CVH places priority on leadership development, policy education, direct action, participatory research and community outreach to build the tools necessary to engage community members and win on policy issues. CVH is currently working with CUP on the Public Housing Participation MPP.

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Thaddeus Cooke

Thaddeus Cooke

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

Thaddeus Cooke

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

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Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade