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

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

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.

Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up