Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Print What is asylum?

Tens of thousands of migrants arrive to the United States each year seeking protection from persecution in their native country. The US government is obliged to offer asylum to those who can prove they need protecting, allowing refugees to start a new life in the US. However, not everyone who is eligible for asylum ends up receiving it. The asylum process is often dangerously misunderstood, and false information is commonly provided to asylum seekers, jeopardizing their chance to receive relief. How does the asylum process work? Who can asylum seekers turn to for help?

CUP teamed up with The Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture and design studio Bardo Industries to create What is Asylum?, a trilingual fold-out poster in English, Spanish, and French. The illustrated poster guides asylum seekers— many of whom have limited English and literacy skills— step-by-step through the difficult process of receiving asylum, and provides information about other resources they can turn to for assistance. 

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

Whose Art?

City Studies

Whose Art?