Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

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.

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!