Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

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.

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Free For All?

City Studies

Free For All?

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity