Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

My ID

City Studies

My ID

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Print ¡Recuperalo!

For most of the 350,000 people arrested in New York City every year, getting arrested is just the beginning of a long and difficult process. Personal property is also taken at the time of arrest, and getting it back depends on how it was categorized by the police. Each category requires a different set of steps, interactions with multiple players in law enforcement, and tight deadlines. The process is frustrating, drawn-out, and confusing, causing many people to give up on getting their property back. To make it worse, there are no published guidelines to help people through this process.

CUP collaborated with The Bronx Defenders and designers L + L to create ¡Recuperalo! (Get It Back!), a spanish language version of the original guide that helps New Yorkers who’ve recently been arrested get their stuff back. The illustrated guide breaks down the property seizure and civil forfeiture processes into detailed steps, including what to do when you’re arrested and after you’re released.

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers

Air Fair?

City Studies

Air Fair?

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition