Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

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.

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance