Is There A Pattern?

Urban Investigations

Is There A Pattern?

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Print Is There A Pattern?

New York City must, by court order, provide temporary shelter to every person who asks. Currently, NYC spends about $1.8 billion a year on shelters, apartments, hotel rooms, and programs.

What is homelessness? How does the shelter system work? How does homelessness impact the City? What is the City’s responsibility?

In the spring of 2019, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Gabriella Coll and public high school students at Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy (KAPPA) International High School in the Bronx to dig deep into the issue of homelessness. To investigate, students wove textiles to depict the cycle of homelessness, surveyed community members, visited a shelter, and interviewed key stakeholders working on the issue. This booklet is a guide to what students learned about homelessness in NYC and their ideas for shaping a different future.

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!