Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Stand Up to Clean Up!

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Stand Up to Clean Up!

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Print Field Guide to Federalism

What’s the role of the government? These days, we constantly hear arguments about how big or small the government should be. To better understand the role of government in our neighborhoods, Academy of Urban Planning teacher Jorge Sandoval, his 9th grade US History students, CUP, and CUP teaching artist Stephen Fiehn took to the streets looking for evidence of city, state, and federal government involvement in Bushwick. They interviewed a bodeguero, a liquor store owner, a bank manager, and an Army recruiter to understand the role of the government in local businesses and institutions.

To share their findings, they created a booklet called “Field Guide to Federalism”: it’s both a primer for US History students preparing to take their exams and a handy guide for anyone interested in doing this kind of investigation in their own school or neighborhood. 

Know Your Lines

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Know Your Lines

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Shifty Business

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Shifty Business

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

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