What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

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Public Access Design

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If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

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.

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

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Public Access Design

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What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Envisioning Development

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?