Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

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.

Is There A Pattern?

Urban Investigations

Is There A Pattern?

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Making Policy Public

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

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Public Access Design

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Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets