Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

Print SERVE!

For trans and gender non-conforming youth of color, police profiling and harassment is a dark reality of every day life. Some youth get stopped by police several times a week—some even get stopped more than once a day. Part of the struggle to stay safe in these interactions is knowing and exercising your rights. That’s why CUP teamed up with Streetwise and Safe (SAS) and designer James Dunphy to create SERVE! Street Safety for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Youth.

This pocket-sized know-your-rights guide helps youth advocate for themselves when they’re detained, searched, and in custody, as well as after they’re released. SERVE! is also the first publication of its kind to publicize rules that protect the rights of trans and gender non-conforming people in the NYPD Patrol Guide, the rulebook that governs how police interact with the public. The easy-to-follow design breaks down personal rights and provides examples of language youth can use to advocate for them. SAS Youth Leaders were an essential part of the design process, and provided feedback that made sure the guide became a unique symbol of their community. 

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

A Bet on Debt

City Studies

A Bet on Debt

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground