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2017

‘Newark’s ‘genius’ brought public into the inner workings of development | Di Ionno’

NEW JERSEY REAL-TIME NEWS

November, 9, 2017

Liz Del Tufo, the grand dame of Newark history, tells this story of Damon Rich, the city’s former urban planner, who last month received a prestigious and lucrative fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation.

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‘Landscape Architect Kate Orff and Urbanist Damon Rich Awarded 2017 MacArthur “Genius” Grants’

Arch Daily

October, 11, 2017

The MacArthur Foundation has announced the 24 recipients of their 2017 MacArthur Fellowships Grants (sometimes referred to as ‘Genius’ Grants), and for the first time since 2011, the list includes individuals from architectural fields: urban planner and designer Damon Rich and landscape architect Kate Orff.

Established in 1981, the grants are awarded annually “to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.” This year’s fellowships come with a $625,000, no-strings-attached stipend for individual pursuits.

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‘The Fun Palace 017: Christine Gaspar’

Impact Design Hub

August, 18, 2017

Christine Gaspar is the Executive Director of CUP, The Center for Urban Pedagogy based out of New York City. In this interview, we learn about Christine’s beginnings in environmental studies and how this led her to take a keen interest in policy. She sees the potential for wonderful creativity in policy which is what she helps cultivate at CUP where her team is creating a new visual language for policy. She is a champion for equity and social justice and believes that everyone deserves to know their rights. Their work is inspiring and necessary. This conversation took place in CUP’s headquarters in Brooklyn. We hope you enjoy it!

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‘Teens look to get out the vote’

The Hunts Point Express

July, 5, 2017

The teens partnered with NYC Votes and the Center for Urban Pedagogy to create “Our Voice, Our Choice,” a 14-page guide they introduced at a June 29 roundtable at the Bronx Music Heritage Center in Soundview. 

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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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‘Nueva guía para obtener acceso a vivienda popular’

NY1 Noticias

January, 12, 2017

“No es solo el problema de viviendas asequibles, sino también es el problema de mejorar las situaciones financieras de los neoyorquinos, y entonces de esa idea nació ese proyecto”, señaló Oscar Núñez, del Centro de Pedagogía Urbana.

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‘Agencies Create New Guide on Steps to Take to Apply for Affordable Housing and Putting Together a Strong Application’

NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

January, 10, 2017

Based on the initial findings, HPD, DCA and the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), with support from Citi Foundation and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, also created Ready, Set, Apply: Getting Ready for Affordable Housing in NYC (Spanish), a friendly and approachable guide outlining the steps to apply for affordable housing and how to prepare a strong application.

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

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

Zoning It In...

Urban Investigations

Zoning It In...

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

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

Public Access Design

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

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Vendor Power!

Making Policy Public

Vendor Power!

The Newtown Creek BOA

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