Bottled Up

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Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

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.

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A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Is There A Pattern?

Urban Investigations

Is There A Pattern?

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism