Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade
The Best Tips From CUP’s Transgender Police Guide

‘The Best Tips From CUP’s Transgender Police Guide’

Out Magazine

July, 15, 2015

The guide, a pocket sized know-your-rights manual only 12 pages long, aims to serve as a resource for trans and gender non-conforming youth who may find themselves being detained, searched, or thrown into custody by the police. Breaking down personal rights and NYPD patrol guide rules into an easily digestible format, SERVEhopes to keep trans youth safe by keeping them informed.  

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How Can You Get an Ethical Manicure? Support Worker Organizing

‘How Can You Get an Ethical Manicure? Support Worker Organizing’

The Nation

May, 11, 2015

On the workers’ side, the Nepali community organization Adhikaar just published a colorful pamphlet—designed in collaboration with the Center for Urban Pedagogy—to educate communities about both public-health and labor-rights issues in the sector. The cartoon graphics, designed for accessibility, present general advice on workplace hygiene, health and safety, guidance on labor laws for workers, and advice for customers (“Be generous—tip at least 20%”).

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‘Pocket Guide Attempts to Increase Transparency in the Justice System’

Impact Design Hub

January, 7, 2016

The Center for Urban Pedagogy recently partnered with The Bronx Defenders and designers L + L to create Get It Back!, a pocket-guide for the recently arrested to retrieve their personal items upon release. The book illustrates the process, which is often convoluted and not intuitive, with straightforward instructions and a sleek design.

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‘Affordable Housing Appraised: A Review’

Urban Omnibus

December, 14, 2015

This wealth of diverse material, rounded out by interactive features like the Center for Urban Pedagogy’s digital “What is Affordable Housing” toolkit and the Citizens Housing and Planning Council’s “Inside the Rent” app, manage to convey not only why government is involved in affordable housing (because the private sector alone can’t, or won’t, provide it), but who that housing is for (a wide spectrum of individuals who otherwise wouldn’t have a place to live).

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‘“Människor är experter på sina egna områden”’

Sveriges Radio

November, 25, 2015

Center för urban pedagogik i New York har sedan slutet av 90-talet arbetat för att öka medborgarinflytandet. Via konst och design gör de stadsplanering och andra komplicerade processer mer lättillgängliga.

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‘First Lady Michelle Obama Honors Thirteen Youth Arts Programs’

Tech Times

November, 18, 2015

“Thousands of kids all across America are dreaming just a little bigger and they’re reaching a little higher thanks to after-school programs that you all represent,” the First Lady spoke to the attendees of the awarding ceremony.

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‘Michelle Obama awards 13 youth arts programs’

The Washington Times

November, 17, 2015

The first lady presented the awards Tuesday to recognize the nation’s best youth programs that use arts and humanities to develop skills and increase academic achievement.

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‘Michelle Obama Awards 13 Youth Arts Programs’

ABC News

November, 17, 2015

Calling a group of artistic youth the “next generation of fabulous,” Michelle Obama presented national arts and humanities awards to 12 after-school programs from across the country and one international program from Honduras.

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‘Graphic Design to Help Figure Out Health Insurance’

Impact Design Hub

November, 6, 2015

To help the thousands of people in New York who still don’t have health insurance, the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) worked with Community Health Advocates (CHA, a program of the Community Service Society), designers Other Means, and illustrator Tim Lahan to create Figuring Out Health Insurance, a poster that walks individuals through the process of obtaining health insurance.

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‘Bronx High Schoolers Explain How MTA Funding Works’

StreetsBlog NYC

September, 23, 2015

Monday night, the students presented a 12-minute video they made during a summer course with the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP). It explains everything from who appoints the MTA board to the size of the gap in the capital budget.

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‘5 Skills You Need to Make Positive Impact’

Impact Design Hub

August, 19, 2015

The Center for Urban Pedagogy’s Making Policy Public program is another shining example of using graphic and communications design to better explain complex policy issues in New York City.

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‘Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

NYC Healthy Neighborhoods

May, 20, 2015

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC is the first guide of its kind to present all of the information public assistance applicants need together in one place.

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‘Five Ways to Help Nail Salon Workers’

Jacobin Magazine

May, 18, 2015

Adhikaar, based in Woodside, Queens, organizes in Nepali communities and has been running a campaign on the health and safety problems faced by nail salon workers. They have produced a pamphlet in collaboration with the Center for Urban Pedagogy with advice for both workers and customers at nail salons — including tips like “Be patient!” in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Nepali.

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‘Your Ethics or Your Manicure’

WNYC

May, 11, 2015

Brian Lehrer mentions CUP’s Healthy Salons For All poster during his interview with Sarah Maslin Nir!

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Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip