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Public Access Design

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Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

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

Public Access Design

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

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

‘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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‘Advocacy Groups Release Helpful Guide For Williamsburg’s Female Day Laborers’

Gothamist

November, 19, 2014

Lillian Gonzalez, a female day laborer, has been in New York for eight years since she moved here from Ecuador. She said she used to work below minimum wage and spent three years cleaning on her knees, because she didn’t have any cleaning supplies. “Now, with this, I can say it or point it out and say I have pain in my knees and back,” she said.

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‘Design That Makes Dry Regulations Come to Life’

City Lab

October, 8, 2014

Since 1997, the Center for Urban Pedagogy has used graphic design to explain byzantine local policies and processes to New Yorkers.

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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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‘New Advocacy Guide Maps Path to Improved Parks’

Gotham Gazette

July, 30, 2014

Park enthusiasts, including members of several community and advocacy groups, gathered to celebrate the publication of the guide and move the flourishing park advocacy movement forward, hoping to broaden involvement across the city.

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‘Comic Book Informs Day Laborers of Their Rights’

Voices of NY

May, 28, 2014

The guide provides advice in a simple, entertaining format using language that is easy to understand. It also gives tips for staying healthy and safe in the workplace, and valuable information on city regulations established by the New York State Department of Labor.

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‘Jornaleros cuentan con libro para defender sus derechos’

El Diario

May, 8, 2014

“Este cuadernillo contiene importante información sobre nuestros derechos como jornaleros y trabajadores en la construcción.  Nos va a ayudar a salir de las sombras y reclamar nuestros derechos cuando nos explotan,” dijo Jesús Morelo, miembro de NICE y colaborador en la ejecución del folleto.

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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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TDR, IBZ, WTF?! The Center for Urban Pedagogy Spells Out Zoning Basics for the Uninitiated’

Untapped Cities

January, 8, 2014

CUP is dedicated to increasing the public’s understanding of urban policymakers’ jargon and labyrinthine public engagement procedures. They created the “What is Zoning?” toolkit and guidebook to help educators, neighborhood groups and community boards to shed light on the New York City zoning process for their constituents.

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‘Investigating the Grade’

Materials for the Arts

August, 27, 2013

Students from Lyons Community School in Brooklyn and CUP teaching artist Leigh Davis worked together to examine the restaurant grading system in the city.

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Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

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Public Access Design

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Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC