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‘These Kits Beautifully Explain How City Sewers and Zoning Laws Work’

Smithsonian Mag

May, 19, 2016

Sometimes CUP’s projects are as simple as creating posters. In 2009, the nonprofit worked on a project called Vendor Power, creating a large graphic poster to distribute to street vendors across New York City. Street vendors, who earn an average of $14,000 a year, can easily fall afoul of the city’s complex system of vendor laws. Park too far from the curb and you could be looking at a $1,000 fine. Allow your jacket to cover your vendor’s license? That’s another $1,000 fine. The poster, which explains the laws using graphics and sparse, multilingual text, was aimed to help vendors avoid these violations. CUP distributed the poster free at various city events. 

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‘Worker Co-Ops Explained in the Center for Urban Pedagogy’s Latest Project’

Impact Design Hub

May, 3, 2016

CUP created the bilingual fold-out to explain the logistics of worker co-ops, comparing co-ops to typical businesses, outlining how one can start or join a worker co-op, and illustrating the daily employment life of a worker-owner.

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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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‘2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Announced!’

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program

November, 18, 2015

With their personal stories demonstrating the power of the arts and humanities to transform lives and communities, 12 young people from across the country shared the stage today with First Lady Michelle Obama to receive the country’s highest honor for the after-school programs in which they participate.

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‘US First Lady Honors 13 Youth Arts Programs’

Voices of America

November, 17, 2015

Calling a group of artistic youths the "next generation of fabulous,’’ Michelle Obama presented national arts and humanities awards to 12 after-school programs from across the United States 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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‘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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