Space Jam

Urban Investigations

Space Jam

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

Envisioning Development

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

 Black Women’s Blueprint

Black Women’s Blueprint

Black Women’s Blueprint, Inc. is a civil and human rights organization of women and men. Our purpose is to take ... more

Black Women’s Blueprint

Black Women’s Blueprint, Inc. is a civil and human rights organization of women and men. Our purpose is to take action to secure social, political and economic equality in American society now. We work to develop a culture where women of African descent are fully empowered and where gender, race and other disparities are erased. We engage in progressive research, historical documentation, support movement building and organize on social justice issues steeped in the struggles of Black women within their communities and within dominant culture. CUP teamed up with Black Women’s Blueprint to create It’s Not Just Personal. Created for and with students of color and LGBTQ students, the brightly illustrated guide is designed to fill a gap in engaging and culturally relevant information for student survivors of sexual violence and their allies. https://www.blackwomensblueprint.org/

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AJ Blandford

AJ Blandford

AJ Blandford is a former co-founding CUP board member. As a designer/builder she has worked together with artists including ... more

AJ Blandford

AJ Blandford is a former co-founding CUP board member. As a designer/builder she has worked together with artists including robbinschilds,
AL Steiner, Fritz Haeg, Shannon Ebner, Manfred Pernice, and Davide Balula. She is currently a doctoral student in the History program at
Rutgers University where she studies the cultural history of 19th century American arts and sciences.

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Students from Block Party

Students from Block Party

A group of students in Big Brothers Big Sisters worked with the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) and CUP teaching artist ... more

Students from Block Party

A group of students in Big Brothers Big Sisters worked with the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) and CUP teaching artist Doug Paulson to find out how to make a change in public spaces.Those students were Brion Beaufort, Erick Cayo, Amy Ford, Marquise Mack, Aaron Modoo, Celina Muñoz, Macy Shields, Sharay Wade, and Jason Williams.

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Charles Blow

Charles Blow

Charles M. Blow is The New York Times’s visual Op-Ed columnist. Mr. Blow joined The New York Times in 1994 as a ... more

Charles Blow

Charles M. Blow is The New York Times’s visual Op-Ed columnist. Mr. Blow joined The New York Times in 1994 as a graphics editor and quickly became the paper’s graphics director, a position he held for nine years. In that role, he led The Times to a best-in-show award from the Society of News Design for the Times’s information graphics coverage of 9/11, the first time the award had been given for graphics coverage. He also led the paper to its first two best-in-show awards from the Malofiej International Infographics Summit for work that included coverage of the Iraq war. Mr. Blow went on to become the paper’s Design Director for News before leaving in 2006 to become the Art Director of National Geographic Magazine.

Charles was an MPP juror. 

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Elijah Bobo

Elijah Bobo

Elijah Bobo is the CUP Fellow for Change in Design. He is from Flint, Michigan and is a recent graduate from Eastern ... more

Elijah Bobo

Elijah Bobo is the CUP Fellow for Change in Design. He is from Flint, Michigan and is a recent graduate from Eastern Michigan University with a BFA in Graphic Design. With his time at Eastern he worked for many on-campus organizations such as the Center for Diversity and Community Involvement, the Undergraduate Research Symposium, and the School of Art and Design, organizations that use their platforms to promote inclusivity, research, and culture. Elijah wants to take what he has learned about critical thinking and creative problem solving to apply them to issues that are impacting the communities where he grew up, and where he has recently relocated, New York City.

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Jonathan Bogarín

Jonathan Bogarín

Jonathan Bogarín is an artist, filmmaker, and educator. He believes that art is a tool for understanding our world ... more

Jonathan Bogarín

Jonathan Bogarín is an artist, filmmaker, and educator. He believes that art is a tool for understanding our world that can help us become more active, creative, and conscientious citizens. Jonathan is currently co-directing Invisible Murals, a PBS supported documentary about myths, murals, and oil in Venezuela. He has created numerous public artworks in collaboration with youth including CUP projects “Bodega Down Bronx” and “Scary, OK with it, Good.” Jonathan thinks CUP is cool.

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Students from  Boom Town

Students from Boom Town

Students from UASCJ worked on an Urban Investigation on noise pollution. Those students were Suma Akter, Yasmeen Almoflihi, ... more

Students from Boom Town

Students from UASCJ worked on an Urban Investigation on noise pollution. Those students were Suma Akter, Yasmeen Almoflihi, Alia Arshad , Durdona Asrorova, Alexis Barcia, Iqra Bibi, Nihar Bibi, Jocelyn Calixto, Sarah Elhanafi, Turanoom Haque, Shakila Hoque, Samira Kuieam, Aisha Meah, Neelam Mohammad, Nida Niaz, Kamrun Nur, Tiffany Paciulla, Yamali Paternina, Mercedesz Peikert, Taquasha Perry, Jessica Ramirez, Imani Reese, Aileen Rojo, Hajrah Sajjad, Ulfat Shaheen, Sanya Shema, Monika Sobieszczuk, Rani Sonia, Barbara Yaroshevsky, Amna Zafar, and Razak Zonia.

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Lashawn Bourne, Brianna Tyler, and Jacqueline Attia

Lashawn Bourne, Brianna Tyler, and Jacqueline Attia

Lashawn, Brianna, and Jacqueline, from the St. John’s Recreation Center in Crown Heights, were part of the ... more

Lashawn Bourne, Brianna Tyler, and Jacqueline Attia

Lashawn, Brianna, and Jacqueline, from the St. John’s Recreation Center in Crown Heights, were part of the “What the Cell?” crew.

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James Boyd

James Boyd

James was an intern for CUP 2018-19 school year. He was an Urban Studies major at Vassar College with concentrations in ... more

James Boyd

James was an intern for CUP 2018-19 school year. He was an Urban Studies major at Vassar College with concentrations in Sociology and Geography and a minor in English. Originally from Massachusetts, he is interested in the ways that architecture shapes the ways people perceive space and how preservation can be used to empower forgotten narratives. When he is not commuting to CUP from Poughkeepsie on the MetroNorth, he enjoys reading, knitting, and exploring the Hudson Valley. He is excited to support CUP’s urgent work in creating better and more equitable futures.

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Joshua Breitbart

Joshua Breitbart

Joshua Breitbart is the Director of Field Operations for the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute. ... more

Joshua Breitbart

Joshua Breitbart is the Director of Field Operations for the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute. Through participatory media, collaborative design, and open source tools, OTI and its partners are building an Internet that people can shape to meet their needs and dreams. In his job, Josh uses the lessons he has learned as a founding board member of CUP and as a collaborator on projects like “The Internet is Serious Business” and “What the Cell?"

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The Brennan Center for Justice

The Brennan Center for Justice

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our ... more

The Brennan Center for Justice

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. The Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from racial justice in criminal law to Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. A singular institution — part think tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group, part communications hub — the Brennan Center seeks meaningful, measurable change in the systems by which our nation is governed.

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 Bronx Health REACH

Bronx Health REACH

Bronx Health REACH was formed in 1999 to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes in diabetes and heart ... more

Bronx Health REACH

Bronx Health REACH was formed in 1999 to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes in diabetes and heart disease in African American and Latino communities in the southwest Bronx. Since then, the Bronx Health REACH coalition, led by the Institute for Family Health, has grown to include over 70 community-based organizations, health care providers, faith-based institutions, housing, and social service agencies. CUP and Bronx Health REACH collaborated to create Snack Attack, which helps students get involved in their school food choices. https://institute.org/bronx-health-reach/about/

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 Brooklyn Defender Services

Brooklyn Defender Services

Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS) is one of the largest public defense providers in the United States. BDS provides ... more

Brooklyn Defender Services

Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS) is one of the largest public defense providers in the United States. BDS provides innovative, multi-disciplinary, and client-centered criminal, family, and immigration defense, civil legal services, social work support and advocacy, for tens of thousands of clients in Brooklyn every year. CUP teamed up with public defenders from Brooklyn Defender Services to create What You Need to Know About ACS and What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Both guides break down the complex and difficult to navigate ACS investigation process, so parents know what’s coming and what they can do to make sure they get the best results for their family. http://bds.org/

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 Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A

Through innovative neighborhood-based advocacy, Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A assists individuals, families, ... more

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A

Through innovative neighborhood-based advocacy, Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A assists individuals, families, organizations, and coalitions in sustaining vibrant, healthy communities primarily in Brooklyn and throughout New York City. We embrace the meaningful role that lawyers have in combating poverty. We firmly believe that legal services organizations are accountable to low-income communities and are charged with the responsibility of understanding their needs and collaborating with them, through an array of advocacy methods, to address the problems they confront. Together with the voices of our communities, we advance social and economic justice.

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Jade  Broomfield

Jade Broomfield

Jade Broomfield is a graphic designer from Newark, New Jersey. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from West Virginia ... more

Jade Broomfield

Jade Broomfield is a graphic designer from Newark, New Jersey. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from West Virginia University and is currently an MFA candidate at the School of Visual Arts studying Design for Social Innovation. Jade loves opportunities that allow her to combine her passions for design and social justice. She is interested in working with underrepresented groups and minority youth in ways that promote education, self acceptance, and neighborhood safety. When she is not working, designing, or studying you can find her searching for an obscure meal in NYC or keeping up with the latest social media trend. 

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Amanda Buck

Amanda Buck

Amanda Buck is a print and web designer from Ohio. Since graduating from Ohio State University with a degree ... more

Amanda Buck

Amanda Buck is a print and web designer from Ohio. Since graduating from Ohio State University with a degree in visual communication, she has been building a career as a designer working within the public realm. She’s worked with Project M as a co-founder, baker, event planner, and designer at PieLab, a community cafe in rural Alabama. She served as a Senior Designer in the Obama for America 2012 campaign. Other clients include the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Atlantic, GOOD, and IDEO. Amanda is pursuing her MFA in Graphic Design at Maryland Institute College of Art, where she also teaches.

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Stella Bugbee

Stella Bugbee

Stella Bugbee is a creative director specializing in identity and publication design. Studio projects might range from ... more

Stella Bugbee

Stella Bugbee is a creative director specializing in identity and publication design. Studio projects might range from logos, web sites and books, to self-published projects and collaborations. In addition to running her studio she teaches Advanced Publication Design to seniors in the degree program at Parsons School of Design. Prior to founding a company of her own in the summer of 2005, Stella founded Honest with Cary Murnion and Jon Milott while the three were attending Parsons School of Design. After five years at Honest, she left to work for The New York Times Magazine and then went on to be a Design Director with the Brand Integration Group at Ogilvy and Mather.

Stella’s work has been featured in Print, Res, How, Step, Black Book, Nylon and Eye. Stella Bugbee has worked on Building Codes, Important Housing Rights, and Code City. 

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 Building Movement Project

Building Movement Project

develops research, tools, training materials and opportunities for partnership that bolster nonprofit organizations’ ... more

Building Movement Project

develops research, tools, training materials and opportunities for partnership that bolster nonprofit organizations’ ability to support the voice and power of the people they serve.

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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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Yours to Keep

Making Policy Public

Yours to Keep

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?