Blunt Conversations

Urban Investigations

Blunt Conversations

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

From Shelter to Apartment

Making Policy Public

From Shelter to Apartment

Safe Space?

City Studies

Safe Space?

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

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.

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Making Policy Public

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Air Fair?

City Studies

Air Fair?

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

From Cellblock to Your Block

Urban Investigations

From Cellblock to Your Block

What You Need To Know About ACS

Making Policy Public

What You Need To Know About ACS