The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

Zoning It In...

Urban Investigations

Zoning It In...

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Planning for your children's future

Technical Assistance

Planning for your children's future

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Print Bottled Up

People all over New York City are pushing shopping carts full of bottles, but why? Where are they going with all those cans?

In the Fall of 2015, CUP collaborated with teaching artist Leon Anthony James and Sean Haberman’s Global History Regents Prep class at the Academy of Urban Planning in Bushwick, Brooklyn to find out more about the New York State Returnable Container Act, a.k.a. the Bottle Bill. This law was created to reduce litter and to encourage recycling, but how does it impace our communities?

To investigate, students created screenplays about the people known as “canners” who redeem 5 cents per bottle collected, then interviewed the co-founder and former canner of the Bushwick recycling center Sure We Can. They created this printed postcard to share what they discovered about the life of a bottle in their neighborhood.

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City Studies

My ID

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

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Public Access Design

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Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

Envisioning Development

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

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