Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Print Making Change

How do you change a public space, like a street? What does it take? Where do you start?

In the Spring of 2015, CUP teaching artist Douglas Paulson worked with students from the Municipal Art Society’s youth program Designing Change to investigate how to create change in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood on Belmont Avenue, a four-block commercial strip with lots of storefronts. Students explored where to gather information, who to communicate an idea to, and how to work with city organizations and building or property owners.

Students interviewed elected officials, city agencies, and business owners on how to change public spaces in Brownsville or elsewhere in New York City. Students created silhouettes, drawings, and designed a poster that demonstrates the step by step process to make change to a public space.

Making Change debuted at the Paul Cooper Center, where students presented the poster and discussed their creative process.

It's Not Just in Our Heads

Urban Investigations

It's Not Just in Our Heads

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Making Policy Public

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing