Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Air Fair?

City Studies

Air Fair?

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

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.

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

From Cellblock to Your Block

Urban Investigations

From Cellblock to Your Block

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

¡No me han pagado!

Public Access Design

¡No me han pagado!

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!