Meet the Gun Laws

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Meet the Gun Laws

Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting
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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New Guide to Public Assistance Aims to Help Neediest Navigate System

‘New Guide to Public Assistance Aims to Help Neediest Navigate System’

Gotham Gazette

April, 30, 2015

The guide was created over the last year through feedback from recipients of public benefits and advocacy groups. The city’s Human Resources Administration (HRA) also helped review the poster drafts and its commissioner, Steve Banks, was at Thursday’s launch event.

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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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‘Governor Cuomo Orders Inspections of New York Nail Salons’

The Village Voice

May, 11, 2015

Partnering with the Center for Urban Pedagogy, Adhikaar has created a poster for salon owners to display in their places of business. With text in English, Chinese, Nepali, Spanish, and Korean, the poster includes health and safety information for both workers and patrons.

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‘監管紐約美甲店 市議會討論評級 (City Council Discusses Rating System for Nail Salon Inspections)’

New Tang Dynasty Television

May, 2, 2015

Healthy Salons For All is featured in a video report by New Tang Dynasty Television!

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‘A Roadmap to Welfare in New York’

City Limits

April, 30, 2015

It’s also a complicated system, and that’s why the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center, working with the Center for Urban Pedagogy, released on Thursday “Your Guide to Welfare,” which walks the reader through the system: who it’s for, what it does and how to access it.

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‘This Might Be the Most Important Handout Needy New Yorkers Need’

Next City

April, 30, 2015

She adds that this poster is another way for public assistance recipients to be treated in a dignified way, respectful of the fact that these are benefits they are entitled to: “One of the goals of the poster and of this whole campaign is to let people know that there is a real possibility that there are programs out there that might be able to help them in their day-to-day survival for their family.”

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‘All of This Belongs to You, V&A, London — review’

The Financial Times

April, 8, 2015

“Vendor Power” is an easy-to-read document outlining the rights of street vendors in New York, a simple effort to help them in their confrontations with officials who might want to move them on or impose fines. It was developed by the Centre for Urban Pedagogy, a non-profit coalition of architects, designers and artists, and its intention is to make urban life better — not for the creative classes but for the struggling immigrants and budding entrepreneurs who operate the city’s food carts. 

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‘Walking the Walk: Putting Equity Into Practice’

Impact Design Hub

March, 25, 2015

It’s challenging to build and maintain a practice in the social impact design space. Addressing pipeline, diversity, staffing, and financial issues is a heavy load, but our work won’t really be design for equity until we take on these issues and make sure our own internal practices are consistent with our values and the larger social equity goals we are fighting for.

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‘Using Our Words: The Language of Design for Equity’

Impact Design Hub

March, 4, 2015

We all say things like we want our project to “benefit the community,” we are “interested in diversity,” or we have an “engagement process.” But a little poking reveals that we often have different definitions for seemingly simple words like “community,” “diversity,” and “engagement.”

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‘Where Will NYC’s 80,000 New Apartments Go?’

Epoch Times

September, 13, 2014

As a starting point, many Council members, including Reynoso, Levin, and Carlos Menchaca, are using kits that explain zoning and affordable housing created by the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP).  

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‘Public Access Design’

ArtsFwd

April, 15, 2014

Through Public Access Design, CUP has more than doubled the number of community partners it collaborates with in a year, and significantly increased its connections with designers.

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‘What Is Zoning?’

Urban Omnibus

February, 19, 2014

We think a lot about how to create a visual environment that’s non-threatening, especially when you are dealing with an issue that’s stressful, complicated, and may affect whether or not you can afford to stay in your home. We want things to feel familiar and accessible and to avoid people feeling that they might not understand the concept.

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Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

What is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What is Zoning?

My ID

City Studies

My ID

What is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What is Zoning?

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!