Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

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Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Figuring Out Health Insurance

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Figuring Out Health Insurance

We Are Public Housing

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We Are Public Housing

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

‘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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Pass It On!

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Pass It On!

Social Security Risk Machine

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Social Security Risk Machine

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

My ID

City Studies

My ID

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Welcome to Health Care!

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Welcome to Health Care!

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos