Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

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.

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

Immigrants & NY

Making Policy Public

Immigrants & NY

$ Breakdown

Urban Investigations

$ Breakdown

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest