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

Public Access Design

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

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

Students from  I Heart East New York

Students from I Heart East New York

Students from the BCCP at Wingate Campus on the I Heart East New York Urban Investigation

Students from I Heart East New York

Students from the BCCP at Wingate Campus on the I Heart East New York Urban Investigation

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 Immigrant Defense Project

Immigrant Defense Project

IDP was founded 15 years ago to respond to the devastating 1996 immigration laws that have placed millions of immigrants at ... more

Immigrant Defense Project

IDP was founded 15 years ago to respond to the devastating 1996 immigration laws that have placed millions of immigrants at risk of detention and deportation for virtually any interaction with the criminal justice system. Since then, the deportation apparatus has expanded greatly. A key tool in the mass deportation system is the collaboration between police and jails with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to identify people for deportation. IDP works to end this collaboration and transform unjust deportation policies. They also educate immigrant communities, criminal defenders, and others on how to protect and expand immigrant rights. IDP is working with CUP on a website about how immigrants that have been arrested can protect themselves from ICE.

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Students from  Internet is Serious Business

Students from Internet is Serious Business

Kristian Roberts, Joanna Pajuelo, Darnell Lubin, and Brian Garrido, all from City-as-School, collaborated with CUP and ... more

Students from Internet is Serious Business

Kristian Roberts, Joanna Pajuelo, Darnell Lubin, and Brian Garrido, all from City-as-School, collaborated with CUP and Helki Frantzen on “The Internet is Serious Business.”

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 IntraCollaborative

IntraCollaborative

IntraCollaborative is David Frisco, Chantal Fischzang, Natalie Sims, Richard Hall and Leigh Mignogna. Our recipe is an ... more

IntraCollaborative

IntraCollaborative is David Frisco, Chantal Fischzang, Natalie Sims, Richard Hall and Leigh Mignogna. Our recipe is an educational methodology: a designer/professor with many years experience combining design with public service, and three former and one current Pratt Communications Design MFA students who’ve worked closely for the last several years.

IntraCollaborative worked on the Rent Regulation Rights Making Policy Public project with CUP and CAAAV. The project has gone on to be translated into Spanish for both New York and San Francisco residents, and most recently has been awarded a Sappi: Ideas That Matters grant which funded the 2015 MTA Subway poster campaign.

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Ellie Irons

Ellie Irons

Ellie Irons is an interdisciplinary artist and educator exploring the interplay of humanity and ecology through drawings, ... more

Ellie Irons

Ellie Irons is an interdisciplinary artist and educator exploring the interplay of humanity and ecology through drawings, environmental sculpture, and site responsive projects. Born in rural Northern California, she went to college in Los Angeles, where she studied art and environmental science. After falling in love with biology field work, she began combining ecology with art. She relocated to New York City in 2005, and completed her MFA at Hunter College in fall 2009. She now teaches and keeps a studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

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Leon Anthony James

Leon Anthony James

Leon Anthony James is a Brooklyn based photographer. He believes whole heartedly in the goodness and creativity of people ... more

Leon Anthony James

Leon Anthony James is a Brooklyn based photographer. He believes whole heartedly in the goodness and creativity of people and hopes that any and all work he does reflects that belief. In the past he has had the honor of teaching at Brooklyn College, as well as being a Laundromat Project Create Change Fellow and Caribbean Cultural Centers African Diaspora Initiative Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellow. 

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Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Nick is CUP’s 2017 Change in Design Fellow. He is a graphic designer, illustrator, and typographer originally from ... more

Nick Johnson

Nick is CUP’s 2017 Change in Design Fellow. He is a graphic designer, illustrator, and typographer originally from Detroit, MI. He graduated with his BFA in Graphic Design from Western Michigan University. Before his work with CUP, Nick consulted with the Kalamazoo Black Arts and Cultural Center, Western Michigan University’s Special Education and Literacy program, and interned with the Frostic School of Visual Art. Nick’s goal is to use his skills as an artist and designer to help encourage learning, excellence, and community awareness.

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Jeff Kasper

Jeff Kasper

joined CUP as an intern and Weston Scholar from The City College of New York. He studies art and the social sciences, with ... more

Jeff Kasper

joined CUP as an intern and Weston Scholar from The City College of New York. He studies art and the social sciences, with an independent focus on the perceptions and aesthetics of cities. He is interested in exploring how visual media can illuminate obscured shared values among diverse groups of urban dwellers. Jeff frequently engages in various design, writing, research, curatorial, pedagogical, and public projects. He currently is a contributor to The City Atlas of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, as well as GreenspaceNYC. His work has been featured at venues including the Art Directors Club, Phoenix Design Museum, FIGMENT, PS Project Space, among others.

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Prudence Katze

Prudence Katze

Prudence Katze arrived in New York from Memphis, TN in 2004. Since then, she has graduated from the Cooper Union, and has ... more

Prudence Katze

Prudence Katze arrived in New York from Memphis, TN in 2004. Since then, she has graduated from the Cooper Union, and has been working with projects that examine our urban ecology. She started working with CUP as an Education Intern in 2009 and has assisted Hatuey Ramos-Fermin with both the “I Heart East New York” and “Who Benefits from Community Benefits Agreements at the Kingsbridge Armory” Urban Investigations. Prudence also taught a workshop with students from the Resilience Advocacy Project, and produced the resulting book “The Road to Cash Assistance.”

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Anisa Keith

Anisa Keith

Anisa Keith is a Managing Director at BRP Companies, which specializes in green, urban, multi-family housing in the NY ... more

Anisa Keith

Anisa Keith is a Managing Director at BRP Companies, which specializes in green, urban, multi-family housing in the NY Tri-State area. In this capacity she is responsible for the development and expansion of BRP’s relationships with institutional investors. She joined the firm from Mumbai-based Khambatta Securities where she was Head of Global Sales for the firm’s Institutional Brokerage Group and worked on placements of real estate investment vehicles for the Tata Group (India’s largest conglomerate). She has 15 years of experience in the financial services sector, mainly as an analyst and sector fund manager with the $400 billion pension and insurance company, TIAA-CREF. Ms. Keith has held CFO and COO roles at two NY-based service companies, for one of which she also directed new business activities, including an expansion into the Mid-East/Gulf region. Additionally, as an independent consultant, she has provided advisory services to financial companies. Ms. Keith started her professional career as an analyst at Booz Allen and Hamilton.

Ms. Keith received her MBA from Columbia Business School in New York City and her Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

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Sean Kelleher and Danny Aviles

Sean Kelleher and Danny Aviles

Sean Kelleher and Danny Aviles, from City-As-School, were part of the Water Underground crew in 2006. 

Sean Kelleher and Danny Aviles

Sean Kelleher and Danny Aviles, from City-As-School, were part of the Water Underground crew in 2006. 

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Ariel Kennan

Ariel Kennan

Ariel Kennan draws upon her experience in multidisciplinary design to lead research, concept development, and design, ... more

Ariel Kennan

Ariel Kennan draws upon her experience in multidisciplinary design to lead research, concept development, and design, collaborating closely with design teams, clients, vendors, and partners. Her passion is where experience design meets scale – from the palm of the hand to entire cities, and everything in between. She has created new mobile learning concepts, websites, kiosks, media walls, digital signs, new institutions, and new communities. arielkennan.com

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Andy Kennedy

Andy Kennedy

Andy Kennedy is a freelance animator/filmmaker/musician living in Brooklyn. He is a RISD graduate with a BFA in ... more

Andy Kennedy

Andy Kennedy is a freelance animator/filmmaker/musician living in Brooklyn. He is a RISD graduate with a BFA in film/video/animation. His most recent stop-motion animated film, Accumulonimbus, has screened at film festivals and on computer screens worldwide. In collaboration with CUP, Andy has animated corn in Bodega Down Bronx, and made sewer sounds for H2 Oh No! His work can be seen at andykennedy.net

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Lynn Kiang

Lynn Kiang

Lynn Kiang is co-founder of DOME, a multi-disciplinary design studio in graphic design, interaction design, and built ... more

Lynn Kiang

Lynn Kiang is co-founder of DOME, a multi-disciplinary design studio in graphic design, interaction design, and built environments. Previously she led experience design at SYPartners, collaborating with strategists and company leaders in transforming their brand. She was also a media designer at Local Projects, leading graphic and interaction design for museums and cultural institutions. She has also designed at Fathom Information Design in Boston. She received her MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, a Certificate of Collegiate Teaching from Brown University, and a BS in Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles. lynnkiang.com 

DOME is working with CUP on the ULURP Envisioning Development Toolkit.

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Beom Jun  Kim

Beom Jun Kim

Beom Jun Kim is an architect, visual artist and founding partner of WA.K Studio in Brooklyn. His research based practice is ... more

Beom Jun Kim

Beom Jun Kim is an architect, visual artist and founding partner of WA.K Studio in Brooklyn. His research based practice is focused on exploring the intersection of narrative and design utilizing digital technology and virtual reality. Beom Jun was born in South Korea and grew up in Southern California where he studied business and economics at UCLA. He relocated to the east coast to study architecture and received his Master’s degree from Yale University. As an architect, he has experience leading public space and residential development projects in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Prior to architecture, Beom Jun has held positions as controller and CFO for a film production studio in Hollywood and practiced as a CPA at a real estate accounting firm in Los Angeles. Beom Jun joined the Board of CUP in 2016.

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David  Knowles

David Knowles

David Knowles is a graphic designer and artist specializing in the fields of art, culture, and entertainment. Past and ... more

David Knowles

David Knowles is a graphic designer and artist specializing in the fields of art, culture, and entertainment. Past and present work includes designs for Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Harper’s Magazine, GAMeC Bergamo, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Movement Research, Publication Studio, and Peradam Publishing Group. He has collaborated with dozens of individual artists, writers, and musicians on original books, publications, and exhibitions. His work is held in the collections of MoMA Library and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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Aaron Koffman

Aaron Koffman

Aaron Koffman is Director of Affordable Housing at The Hudson Companies, Inc. and has over 12 years of experience in real ... more

Aaron Koffman

Aaron Koffman is Director of Affordable Housing at The Hudson Companies, Inc. and has over 12 years of experience in real estate development, finance and public policy. He has helped Hudson develop almost 600,000 SF of mixed-use real estate and over 500,000 watts of solar photo-voltaics – including the largest solar panel system on a residential building in New York State (Dumont Green).  Aaron has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and as a guest on the CUNY-based TV show, The Michael Stoler Report. In July 2012, Dumont Green received the National Grid Energy Efficiency Award from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to serving as a Trustee of Achievement First schools, on the Board of NYSAFAH and on the Board of Enterprise Foundation’s Gotham Society, Aaron is an Adjunct Professor of Affordable Housing Finance at NYU. Aaron is a diehard Lakers fan who received a Masters of City Planning degree from MIT and a BA in Economics from the UC Berkeley.

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Jen Korff

Jen Korff

Jen Korff is the founding principal art director and designer of Sophik Studio, a small one-woman shop that works to create ... more

Jen Korff

Jen Korff is the founding principal art director and designer of Sophik Studio, a small one-woman shop that works to create positive change via an illustrative aesthetic and unique strategic approach. Jen’s intention and instinct guides her thinking as she works to build effective solutions that encourage conversation and engagement in and across communities to effect positive social change. Jen predominantly works with a handful of wonderful folks in Brooklyn and Chicago. Jen’s other interests include baking, experimental theatre, drawing her breakfast, cat snuggling, Johnny Cash, the films of Buster Keaton and Ang Lee, gardening, cheese, and golden retrievers. Jen designed CUP’s “Field Guide to Federalism” city studies book alongside teacher extraordinaire, Stephen Fiehn and CUP’s “Are you Ready for a Ruckus?” Urban Investigation book.

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Raj Kottamasu

Raj Kottamasu

Raj Kottamasu is an artist, designer and urban planner. His work includes animation, print & web design, illustration, ... more

Raj Kottamasu

Raj Kottamasu is an artist, designer and urban planner. His work includes animation, print & web design, illustration, design research and cultural programming for organizations including The Architectural League of New York, Public Policy Lab, The Participatory Budgeting Project, and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. Raj also currently teaches Information Graphics in the Programs for Sustainable Planning & Development at Pratt Institute. He served as a Public Access Design Fellow in 2012, producing the animated video ‘Work Forced’ in collaboration with CUP and Damayan Migrant Workers Association.  He holds a Master’s degree in City Planning, with a certificate in Urban Design, from MITrajworks.com

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Prem Krishnamurthy

Prem Krishnamurthy

Prem Krishnamurthy is a principle of the graphic design studio Project Projects and teaches design at the University of ... more

Prem Krishnamurthy

Prem Krishnamurthy is a principle of the graphic design studio Project Projects and teaches design at the University of Connecticut.

He served on the 2012 Making Policy Public jury.

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Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

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Public Access Design

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Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Zoning It In...

Urban Investigations

Zoning It In...