I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

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.

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

Envisioning Development

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights