We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

What’s going on in the neighborhood?

What's going on in the neighborhood?

Neighborhoods across New York City are facing major land-use changes through rezonings proposed by the City. To ensure that communities have a voice in shaping the future of their neighborhoods, CUP has been providing technical assistance to over a dozen community-based organizations, creating tools they can use to help people understand and participate in the decision-making that's important to them.

In the past year alone we conducted dozens of workshops on affordable housing, zoning, and the ULURP process, reaching over 300 residents, elected officials, and community stakeholders.

We’ve also created several new tools on topics like Mandatory Inclusionary Housing. We’re bringing these projects together as a new series, Know Rezoning.

The series includes:

What’s going on in the neighborhood?, a fold-out poster that explains how a new development can impact neighborhoods and how to get involved in the rezoning process. Learn more here!

What is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?, a handout explaining the mayor’s new policy that requires parts of some new developments to be set aside as affordable housing. Learn more here!

And to help people understand the process by which major land use decisions, including rezonings, get made in New York City, we created What is ULURP?, a hands-on workshop toolkit that helps people learn about the ULURP process, the different players involved, and the role they can play in decision-making. Learn more about What is ULURP? here!

Stay tuned! We'll be launching more tools over the coming year, including a guide to Certificate of No Harassment, a new city program that helps tenants fight landlord harassment and eviction.

This work is supported in part by the Neighborhoods First Fund for Community Based Planning. Much of this work is created in collaboration with Association for Neighborbood & Housing Development (ANHD), the Community Development Project, Hester Street, and the Pratt Center for Community Development.

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Envisioning Development

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party