Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

¡El poder de prepararse!

Public Access Design

¡El poder de prepararse!

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Education Rights for Families

Technical Assistance

Education Rights for Families

Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Print Lunchroom Digest

Amid the clatter of the school cafeteria few stop to think “Who decided I should eat this?” but in recent years the contents of school lunches have been a hotly contested subject. Who decides what to put on plates in school cafeterias across New York City?

A group of students in Aisling Roche’s film studies class at the Academy of Urban Planning (AUP) worked with the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) and CUP teaching artist Lindsay C. Harris to find out who makes decisions about school food at the school, city, state, and federal levels.

Students interviewed each other, school staff, family members, and professionals working in food justice and the Department of Education. Based on their responses, students designed school meals visualizing the factors considered at each level. The meals became the faces of a set of 4 postcards, while the back features a food pyramid explaining each level in depth.

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Tenants' Rights to Repairs

Making Policy Public

Tenants' Rights to Repairs

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?