Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

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. 

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change