Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

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Urban Investigations

$ Breakdown

Boom Town

City Studies

Boom Town

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

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.

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine