Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

Print The Big Squeeze Poster

Micro-apartments are touted as both a way to live with less, and a pilot project to create housing for a squeezed city. These tiny studio apartments — smaller than what is currently allowed by NYC law — are meant to house a population explosion of single New Yorkers. However, many worry that these snug accommodations serve only a narrow group. Who’s left out of the conversation? And how much space do you really need to live?

CUP and teaching artist Chat Travieso worked with a group of public high school students from Bushwick’s Academy of Urban Planning to investigate the fascination with tiny modular living spaces. The students asked urban planners about regulatory hurdles, architects about prefabricated units, and developers about funding. They also talked to community advocates about what groups are privileged in the race for newer smaller housing stock. The crew took what they learned and with the help of graphic designer Mary Voorhees Meehan, they created The Big Squeeze, a poster that uses collage-craziness to teach others about the past, present, and future of apartments in New York City.

This display-quality poster ships rolled.

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

$ Breakdown

Urban Investigations

$ Breakdown

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!