A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

Print From Cellblock to Your Block

In March 2017, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio pledged to close the Rikers Island jail complex within 10 years and introduced plans to build four new “borough-based” jails in the city. Who decides where jails get built? How do jails impact surrounding neighborhoods? What are the impacts of jails on the incarcerated, their families, and their communities?

In the spring of 2018, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Stephen Kwok and public high school students from Life Sciences Secondary School to investigate these questions.

Students created public art interventions, surveyed community members near the Manhattan Detention Complex, and interviewed key stakeholders working on the issue. This booklet is a guide to what they discovered.

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

City Studies

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance