Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Envisioning Development

‘The Center for Urban Pedagogy’

Franknews

May, 22, 2018

For most of our projects, community organizations apply to work with us, and they tell us what issues they’re having a hard time explaining to their constituents. What policy or planning process they’re having a hard time explaining, and why that’s creating injustice in their community

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‘A new tool teaches NYC developer lingo by making you an all-powerful urban planner’

Architect’s Newspaper

April, 4, 2017

Building on the What is Zoning? toolkit, CUP’s What is FAR? helps users get savvy with developer lingo—particularly the concept Floor Area Ratio (as readers may know, FAR determines the height and bulk of buildings). Language is power, and CUP, along with eight community partners, reasoned that it’s helpful for ordinary folks to speak the language of bureaucrats and capitalists when discussing changes in their neighborhoods.

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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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‘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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‘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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CUP Tools Up’

Architect’s Newspaper

March, 2, 2010

CUP helps us deconstruct our environment in order to advocate for social justice”

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‘Unraveling the Mystery of Affordable Housing’

The New York Times

January, 8, 2010

“It really helped people break past the jargon and the acronyms and help people understand what affordable housing is.” 

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‘There’s an App for That’

Colorlines

December, 7, 2009

The Toolkit translates abstract concepts and language into straightforward activities and physical objects that will hopefully engage folks who otherwise wouldn’t participate.

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‘Infographic of the Day’

Fast Company

December, 2, 2009

Aside from the awesomeness of the graphics, what leaps out at you is the story of the graphics.

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Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights