Social Security Risk Machine

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Social Security Risk Machine

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule
    • Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 7pm

Urban Investigation Final Presentation

Urban Investigation Final Presentation

 

 

With a record 54,667 homeless people in New York City today, there is a serious need for shelters in the city. The Department of Homeless Services has to open up shelters on a regular basis to keep up with the demand for a safe place to sleep. But who decides where homeless shelters go? And why are some boroughs taking on more shelters than others?

CUP and teaching artist Patrick Rowe tackled this question with a group of public high school students from College Now at Hostos Community College. Our latest Urban Investigation explores the decision-making process for siting homeless shelters in New York City. The students interviewed a Community Board District Manager, a City Council Member, representatives from an advocacy group, and the Department of Homeless Services. They share their findings in a collage-tastic poster.

Our project debuted at the renowned Bronx Museum where students discussed their creative process and distributed free copies of the poster.

 

Wednesday, August 27 at 7 pm

Bronx Museum
1040 Grand Concourse 

Bronx, New York
D or B trains to the 167th Street station, 4 train to the 161th Street/Yankee Stadium station.

Free and open to the public. All attendees receive a free copy of the poster. RSVP here by Tuesday, August 26 at 5 pm to reserve your spot.

This project was made possible by the CUNY College Now program. Additional support was provided by Deutsche Bank and public funds from the Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Zoning It In...

Urban Investigations

Zoning It In...

Immigrants & NY

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Immigrants & NY

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Can You See My Screen?

Urban Investigations

Can You See My Screen?

What Up With DAT?

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Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

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Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Good Cops? Bad Cops? More Cops? No Cops?

Urban Investigations

Good Cops? Bad Cops? More Cops? No Cops?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

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Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights