Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

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.

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

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Public Access Design

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The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Is Justice For All?

City Studies

Is Justice For All?