Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Whose Art?

City Studies

Whose Art?

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

Print Is Justice For All?

The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that “cruel and unusual punishments [should not be] inflicted.” But what is cruel and unusual punishment? How does an amendment written in 1791 relate to issues today?

In the winter of 2017, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Meredith Degyansky and the International Community High School’s 11th grade to peel back the pages of the U.S. Constitution. Under the Eighth Amendment, should minors be charged as adults? Should inmates be held in solitary confinement? Who decides?

To investigate, students got out of the classroom and into the politics of the Eighth Amendment to speak with people invested in NYC’s justice system, from a New York Police Department Detective to a New York State Senator. Students surveyed community members for their opinions, created Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to breakdown different points of view, and created the Is Justice For All? postcard set to teach others what they learned and how you can get involved. 

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

My ID

City Studies

My ID

¡El poder de prepararse!

Public Access Design

¡El poder de prepararse!