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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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 CITAD

CITAD

CITAD is a design, consultancy and research studio based in Brooklyn aiming to improve the urban experience for Everyone. ... more

CITAD

CITAD is a design, consultancy and research studio based in Brooklyn aiming to improve the urban experience for Everyone. CITAD learns from cities and their residents, collaborates and helps to build healthy and equitable environments.

With backgrounds in architecture, urban planning and design and sustainable mobility CITAD explores new ways to tackle the social and territorial challenges that human settlements face today.
Website: www.citad.xyz (still under constructiont)

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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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 Community Connections for Youth

Community Connections for Youth

Community Connections for Youth (CCFY) is a New-York based nonprofit organization, whose mission is to mobilize indigenous ... more

Community Connections for Youth

Community Connections for Youth (CCFY) is a New-York based nonprofit organization, whose mission is to mobilize indigenous faith and neighborhood organizations to develop effective community-based alternative-to-incarceration programs for youth. CCFY believes that increasing local community capacity to work with youth in the justice system is the key to reducing youth crime and delinquency, and improving long-term life outcomes for youth. CUP collaborated with Community Connections for Youth, Inc. to create Pinned Down? Rise Up!, an illustrated foldout poster that explains the PINS process and its consequences, lists community-based alternative solutions, and provides advice on making the right decision for each family. https://cc-fy.org/

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 Community Food Action at New Settlement Apartments

Community Food Action at New Settlement Apartments

Community Food Action at New Settlement Apartments launched in 2014. This initiative integrates access to healthy and ... more

Community Food Action at New Settlement Apartments

Community Food Action at New Settlement Apartments launched in 2014. This initiative integrates access to healthy and affordable food into every aspect of community development work – providing resident outreach, nutrition education, and cooking classes; creating new or improved healthy food outlets; and generating food-sector jobs. CUP collaborated with Community Food Action at New Settlement Apartments to create What’s On Your Plate? as a guide to school menu choices and how communities can get involved in the type of food served at public schools. https://newsettlement.org/food/

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 Community Health Advocates

Community Health Advocates

Community Health Advocates (CHA), a program of the Community Service Society, provides free and confidential individual ... more

Community Health Advocates

Community Health Advocates (CHA), a program of the Community Service Society, provides free and confidential individual counseling and educational community presentations to individuals, families, advocates and providers about health insurance in New York State. CHA network of community-based organizations and small business serving groups help New Yorkers access the health care they need, understand their health insurance options, and how the healthcare system works. CHA helps all New Yorkers: the privately insured, publicly insured, and uninsured. To help the thousands of people in NY State who still don’t have health insurance make their way through this complex process, CUP worked with CHA to create Figuring Out Health Insurance. This issue of Making Policy Public illustrates how health insurance works, basic rights under the ACA, and how to get insurance—including reduced price programs. http://www.communityhealthadvocates.org/

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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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Zoe Coombes

Zoe Coombes

Zoë Coombes is from Toronto. Her and her partner Francisco David Boira, are now 100% commited to the creation of ... more

Zoe Coombes

Zoë Coombes is from Toronto. Her and her partner Francisco David Boira, are now 100% commited to the creation of software-driven design at their Brooklyn-based business, Commonwealth. Zoe Coombes has worked on “Garbage Problems”.

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Luisa Covaria

Luisa Covaria

Luisa Covaria is a filmmaker, animator, interaction designer and social entrepreneur. She recently graduated from the ... more

Luisa Covaria

Luisa Covaria is a filmmaker, animator, interaction designer and social entrepreneur. She recently graduated from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU. Luisa received a Catherine B. Reynolds Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship and a Tisch school of the arts Fellowship. In 2004, Luisa received a scholarship to attend the Mahindra United world college of India. In 2009 Luisa received a Davis scholarship to attend Middlebury College where she majored in Film, Media Culture and German. In the past 10 years Luisa has led participatory video projects and develop curricula in India, China, Uruguay, Colombia and the US. Luisa’s films and interactive installations have been exhibited in Korea, India, China, U.S and Colombia. www.luisacovaria.com

Luisa was a 2013-2014 Public Access Design Fellow.

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Benjamin Critton

Benjamin Critton

Benjamin Critton is an American designer, art director, typographer, publisher, writer, editor and curator. He lives in ... more

Benjamin Critton

Benjamin Critton is an American designer, art director, typographer, publisher, writer, editor and curator. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he makes graphic design from a studio in a neighborhood called Greenpoint. Before moving to New York, he attended the Yale School of Art. Before that, he went to Hamilton College. Before that, he went to William H. Hall High School. Before that, he went to King Philip Middle School. Before that, he went to Morley Elementary School. Before that, he went to Knight Hall Nursery School.

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Braden Crooks

Braden Crooks

Braden began life as a gardener turned landscape architect, before entering into the fray of community organizing and ... more

Braden Crooks

Braden began life as a gardener turned landscape architect, before entering into the fray of community organizing and advocacy. Once he graduated with a BLA from Penn State, Braden founded Groundswell PA, a citizen’s coalition that successfully banned fracking on the local level using a Community Environmental Bill of Rights. Since then, he came to New York for a graduate degree in Design and Urban Ecologies at Parsons, in which he hones his praxis developing forms of horizontal organizing, solidarity economies and political ecology. In his spare time, Braden produces a webseries talk show about New York. Some day, he plans to cook lunch for the whole CUP office.

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Lizania  Cruz

Lizania Cruz

Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Lizania Cruz is a New York-based designer working in fashion, advocacy, and the ... more

Lizania Cruz

Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Lizania Cruz is a New York-based designer working in fashion, advocacy, and the arts. She brings a decade of design experience to her current work at the branding studio Language Department. Her clients have included established brands, like Anthropologie, startups, and nonprofits, such as the American Cancer Society. Her work has been recognized by AIGA, the Type Directors Club, and Communication Arts. Lizania recently launched her own jewelry line called Bagavundas.

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Glen Cummings

Glen Cummings

Glen Cummings is a graphic designer, design critic and the principal of MTWTF – a graphic design studio specializing ... more

Glen Cummings

Glen Cummings is a graphic designer, design critic and the principal of MTWTF – a graphic design studio specializing in publications, environmental graphics and identity systems. MTWTF engages in collaborative projects with partners in other disciplines, such as architecture, industrial design, and urban planning. They believe that conversation and negotiation are essential to the design process. MTWTF was founded in 2008 and is located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Glen has worked with CUP on a number of projects including Predatory Equity, Participatory Budgeting, and What is Affordable Housing?

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Meghan Curtis

Meghan Curtis

Meghann Curtis is a graduate student at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International ... more

Meghan Curtis

Meghann Curtis is a graduate student at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs where she studies, among other things, urban development in developing nations. After graduating from Vassar College, Meghann worked as an urban planner for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development in their divisions of housing finance and large scale development. She later went on to serve as Policy Director for New York City Council Member David Yassky, where she was intimately involved in the redevelopment plan for the Greenpoint-Williamsburg waterfront. Just before returning to school Meghann worked as a journalist for the South African Broadcast Corporation in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Daniel D'Oca

Daniel D’Oca

Daniel D’Oca is an urban planner, educator, and curator who specializes in the politics of the contemporary built ... more

Daniel D’Oca

Daniel D’Oca is an urban planner, educator, and curator who specializes in the politics of the contemporary built environment in America. He is Design Critic in Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Design School, Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory & Criticism at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Principal and co-founder of Interboro Partners, a New York-based architecture, planning, and research firm that has won many awards for its innovative projects, including the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices and Young Architects Awards, and the New Practices Award from the AIA New York Chapter. His forthcoming book The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion will be published by Actar in 2012. He has worked with CUP on several projects, including Urban Renewal: The City Without a Ghetto. 

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Sarah Dadush

Sarah Dadush

Sarah Dadush, a CUP co-founder, is a lawyer currently serving as legal counsel at the International Fund for Agricultural ... more

Sarah Dadush

Sarah Dadush, a CUP co-founder, is a lawyer currently serving as legal counsel at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome, Italy. She is also a member of the Rome-based faculty of Loyola University Chicago, where she teaches a class on the Architecture of International Development. Her research explores the legal, economic, and political dimensions of marketizing philanthropy and the growing field of social investing.

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¡El poder de prepararse!

Public Access Design

¡El poder de prepararse!

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Participatory Budgeting

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Participatory Budgeting

Not on Our Watch!

Making Policy Public

Not on Our Watch!

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

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City Studies

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