Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Print Get It Back!

For most of the 350,000 people arrested in New York City every year, getting arrested is just the beginning of a long and difficult process. Personal property is also taken at the time of arrest, and getting it back depends on how it was categorized by the police. Each category requires a different set of steps, interactions with multiple players in law enforcement, and tight deadlines. The process is frustrating, drawn-out, and confusing, causing many people to give up on getting their property back. To make it worse, there are no published guidelines to help people through this process.

CUP collaborated with The Bronx Defenders and designers L + L to create Get It Back!, a guide that helps New Yorkers who’ve recently been arrested get their stuff back. The illustrated guide breaks down the property seizure and civil forfeiture processes into detailed steps, including what to do when you’re arrested and after you’re released.

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

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Public Access Design

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What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?